HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Terrance Eric Foster, 45, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today to possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 15, 2022, law enforcement officers encountered Foster in a vehicle parked off of Morrow Road in Huntington. Foster was wearing an empty gun holster on his hip. Officers searched the vehicle and found a Smith & Wesson, 38 Special caliber revolver in the glove compartment. Foster admitted to possessing the firearm, which was later found to have been stolen.
Federal law prohibits a person with a prior conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Foster knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his prior convictions for domestic violence on a family or household member in Belmont County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas on February 20, 2004, and for domestic violence on a family or household member in Belmont County, Ohio, Northern Division Court on October 9, 2002.
Foster is scheduled to be sentenced on December 19, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the West Virginia State Police.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor is prosecuting the case.