HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Kevan Curry, 49, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the plea agreement and statements made in court, officers with the Huntington Police Department executed a search warrant on November 18, 2020, at Curry’s residence on 20th Street in Huntington. Law enforcement officers seized a Comanche III .357 magnum revolver, a Browning .40 caliber handgun, and an American Tactical AR-15 rifle. Curry was prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law because of a 2009 felony conviction for conspiracy in Cabell County Circuit Court.
Curry faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on January 10, 2022.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Huntington Police Department.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor is handling the prosecution.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
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. 3:21-cr-00114.