HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Antwan Lamar Sherrod, 32, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 1, 2019, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a Ninth Avenue residence in Huntington and encountered Sherrod in the residence with a Springfield Armory XDS 9mm pistol next to him on a couch.
Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Sherrod knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his conviction for felony conspiracy in Cabell County Circuit Court on August 24, 2017.
Sherrod is scheduled to be sentenced on October 17, 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 Huntington Police Department.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor is prosecuting the case.