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Case Number: 2:20-cr-00162
Judge: Irene C. Berger
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Kanswha County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Charleston, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Tucker shot an individual six times in South Charleston on January 7, 2019. Later that day, investigators with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department located Tucker in a South Charleston residence and found a 9mm pistol magazine loaded with unfired cartridges in his jacket pocket. Law enforcement officers searched the residence and found two firearms, including a Taurus Millennium G2 9mm pistol, buried in a cat litter box. Some of the ammunition loaded in that firearm was the same brand and type of shell casing located at the scene of the shooting. The magazine found in Tucker’s jacket pocket also fit the firearm. Tucker admitted to law enforcement that he shot the victim. Tucker was prohibited from possessing firearms by virtue of a 2016 conviction in South Carolina for assault and battery in the first degree.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Assistant United States Attorney Julie M. White handled the prosecution.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment; 3 years supervised release; $100 special assessment; no fine.