HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A convicted felon from Hurricane was sentenced to three years and ten months in federal prison Monday after being found in possession of a firearm.
Joseph R. Elswick, 29, pleaded guilty to the charge in November, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office.
Elswick was arrested on Dec. 27, 2012, after Hurricane police officers responded to a call that a man was using drugs in a parked car. The officers approached Elswick, who tried to flee and was arrested while in possession of a .32 caliber pistol, according to the release.
Elswick had previously been convicted of a felony drug charge in 2009.