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Huntington man pleads guilty in illegal firearm possession

By Staff reports

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A convicted felon in Huntington pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm in federal court Monday.

Jerry T. Kinney, 29, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person before U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Kinney illegally possessed a .45-caliber pistol near Huntington on Sept. 5, according to the release. Kinney was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in Detroit in November 2002. He is not permitted to own a gun, according to the release.

He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on April 14.


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