Huntington Felon Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

Updated 34 weeks ago From a Release by U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern District of WV

A Huntington man was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced. In June 2012, Ricky Eugene Lewis, 35, pawned a Harrington & Richardson .20 gauge shotgun at the Kenova Pawn Shop in Kenova, West Virginia. The transaction was captured on the store’s surveillance video.

Lewis had been previously convicted of the felony offense of trafficking in opium.  Because of the felony conviction, Lewis was prohibited from possessing a firearm. Lewis was also involved in an incident December 2011 in Wayne County, West Virginia, in which he stole, among other items, two .38 caliber revolvers and a .22 caliber pistol, which, according to Lewis, he traded for drugs. 

The sentence was imposed by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

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