Detroit man sentenced on firearm charge

Updated 5 years ago From a Release by U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of WV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Demarco R. Bradberry, 37, of Detroit, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, and was subsequently sentenced to 66 months in federal prison.

After responding to a call at a Red Roof Inn on U.S. Route 60 in Huntington, deputies with the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department approached Bradberry as he exited a room. A search of the room uncovered a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver.

Bradberry had been prohibited from possessing any firearm due to four prior convictions in Detroit. They include drug convictions in April and November 1995, and weapons violations in December 2001 and May 2008.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

This case was investigated by the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joe Adams was in charge of the prosecution.