Two Men Sentenced to Federal Jail for Gun Crimes | USAO-SDWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two males had been sentenced to federal jail nowadays for federal gun…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two males had been sentenced to federal jail nowadays for federal gun crimes.

Jalen Chapman, 28, of Charleston, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for remaining a felon in possession of a firearm.  According to the plea arrangement and statements created in court, officers with the Charleston Police Department arrested Chapman on an excellent warrant at a home on Barber Travel in Charleston on or about September 29, 2018.  Officers later on searched the residence and seized two firearms, a .45 caliber Sig Sauer 1911 pistol and a .38 Particular Taurus revolver.  Chapman admitted that the firearms belonged to him and that he knew he was prohibited from possessing the firearms since he was earlier convicted of a felony drug trafficking offense in Kanawha County Circuit Courtroom.  Officers also seized about 368 grams of methamphetamine and around 20 grams of cocaine base from a grill found outside the home. The Bureau of Liquor, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Charleston Law enforcement Department conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Lawyer Negar M. Kordestani and former Assistant United States Lawyer Ryan A. Saunders handled the prosecution.

In a independent scenario, Jamaile Huey, 43, of Detroit, Michigan was sentenced to 80 months in prison for remaining a felon in possession of a firearm. Huey will provide 3 a long time of supervised launch upon completion of his federal jail sentence. According to courtroom documents and statements built in court docket, on or about January 8, 2021, users of the Huntington Police Section SWAT Group executed a search warrant for the individual of Jamaile Huey at an condominium on Bridge Avenue in Huntington. During the execution of the warrant, Huey was located in the apartment and positioned into custody. All through a research of the apartment, a loaded Glock, model 17, 9mm pistol, was situated in the nightstand in the place that Huey experienced been observed coming from when apprehended by the SWAT group. A loaded higher-potential journal for the Glock pistol was also situated in the exact same place.  At the time he possessed the firearm, Huey had 3 earlier felony convictions. The Huntington Police Department and the Bureau of Liquor, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) done the investigation. United States District Choose Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorneys Courtney Cremeans and Greg McVey taken care of the prosecution.

Acting United States Legal professional Lisa G. Johnston designed the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Charleston Police Office and the Huntington Law enforcement Department.

These cases had been prosecuted as portion of the Project Secure Neighborhoods (PSN) application, the centerpiece of the Section of Justice’s violent criminal offense reduction efforts.  PSN is an proof-dependent system confirmed to be successful at minimizing violent crime. Via PSN, a wide spectrum of stakeholders get the job done collectively to discover the most pressing violent crime problems in the neighborhood and acquire in depth methods to deal with them. As section of this approach, PSN focuses enforcement initiatives on the most violent offenders and associates with regionally primarily based avoidance and reentry courses for long lasting reductions in criminal offense.

A copy of this push launch is located on the internet site of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court docket paperwork and information and facts can be discovered on PACER by searching for Scenario Nos. 2:19-cr-00058 (Chapman) and . 3:21-cr-00030 (Huey).