CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two men were sentenced to prison these days for federal gun crimes.
Jonathan Fields, 38, of Fayette County was sentenced to 78 months in jail for currently being a felon in possession of firearms. In accordance to court documents, Fields admitted that during the early early morning hrs of November 6 and 7, 2019, he was illegally searching deer in Nicholas County and shot two deer with no a license and out of time. While performing so, he possessed two rifles: a Bushmaster Firearms 5.56 caliber rifle with a 30-round ability magazine and a Remington .243 caliber rifle. On November 12, 2019, Fields left the two firearms at the residence of a mate in Summersville wherever they have been later on recovered by regulation enforcement officers with the West Virginia Division of Normal Assets (DNR). Fields admitted that he understood he experienced a 2013 felony conviction in Nicholas County Circuit Court docket for voluntary manslaughter and was prohibited from possessing the firearms. The West Virginia DNR performed the investigation with aid from the Bureau of Alcoholic beverages, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Senior United States District Choose John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Legal professional Nowles Heinrich handled the prosecution.
Derrick Clark, 30, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. In accordance to the plea arrangement and statements manufactured in court, Clark admitted that on April 13, 2017, legislation enforcement officers executed a lookup warrant at his Cross Lanes residence and uncovered 3 handguns: a semi-computerized 9mm Taurus a .32 caliber semi-automated Savage and a 9mm semi-automatic C9 Highpoint. Officers also located assorted ammunition inside of Clark’s home. Clark admitted that he realized he had a 2013 conviction in Kanawha County Circuit Courtroom for fleeing in a car with reckless indifference to the security of other people and was prohibited from possessing the firearms. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) performed the investigation. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Legal professional Alexander Hamner dealt with the prosecution.
Acting United States Lawyer Lisa G. Johnston designed the announcement and commended the investigative function of the West Virginia DNR, the ATF, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Place of work and the DEA.
A duplicate of this push launch is located on the web page of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court docket files and details can be observed on PACER by searching for Case Nos. 2:20-cr-00128 (Fields) and 2:18-cr-00103(Clark).