CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Calvin Moore, 32, of Silver City, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 14, 2021, law enforcement officers visited a Sixth Street residence in Charleston looking for Moore. In an attempt to flee, Moore jumped out of a window of the residence. After a brief struggle, officers detained Moore and found a loaded Bryco Arms Jennings .22LR firearm with a chambered round in Moore’s front pants pocket. The firearm was found to have been stolen.
Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Moore is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his 2012 felony conviction in North Carolina for robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Moore is scheduled to be sentenced on November 3, 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 Charleston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is prosecuting the case.