Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Crime | USAO-SDWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston announced that Christopher Moore, 47, from Detroit, Michigan, and currently living in Jackson County, West Virginia, pled guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Moore was previously convicted of three felony drug offenses related to the distribution of cocaine base, and he spent over 14 years in federal prison. On June 27, 2020, Moore possessed a loaded Taurus 9mm pistol which was used to shoot and kill a visitor at his house in Kenna. Moore faces up to ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release when  he is sentenced on June 3, 2021.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation. Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Steve Loew is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00002.


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