HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Jonathan Baker, 36, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on March 2, 2021 at an apartment on 26th Street in Huntington. During a search of the residence, officers found a firearm on top of a nightstand. Baker admitted to officers that he had possessed the firearm and he knew he was prohibited from possessing the firearm because of a 2011 felony drug conviction in Bibb County, Georgia.
Baker faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 25, 2021.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and 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.