CSU .’s – Today, Calvin Moore, 32, of Silver City, North Carolina, entered a plea to having a handgun while a felon.
Law enforcement officials searched a Charleston home on Sixth Street on October 14, 2021, according to court documents and testimony given in court. Moore leaped out of the house’s window in an effort to escape. After a brief scuffle, police captured Moore and discovered a loaded Bryco Arms Jennings.22LR gun in his front jeans pocket. The gun was also loaded with a round that was already chambered. It was discovered that the firearm had been stolen.
A prior felony conviction makes it illegal under federal law for someone to own a gun or ammunition. Due to his 2012 felony conviction in North Carolina for robbery with a deadly weapon, Moore is not allowed to own a handgun.
The maximum term for Moore, who will be sentenced on November 3, 2022, is 10 years in jail, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.
The statement was made by United States Attorney Will Thompson, who praised the Charleston Police Department’s and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ investigation efforts (ATF).
John T. Copenhaver, Jr., a senior United States District Judge, presided over the hearing. Monica D. Coleman, an assistant US attorney, is in charge of the prosecution.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the focal point of the Department of Justice’s efforts to reduce violent crime, includes this case. PSN is an empirically supported programme that has been shown to reduce violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range of stakeholders collaborate to identify the community’s most urgent issues with violent crime and create all-encompassing solutions to address them. In order to achieve long-term crime reductions, PSN employs a strategy that concentrates enforcement resources on the most violent offenders and collaborates with regionally based prevention and reintegration initiatives.
The Southern District of West Virginia U.S. Attorney’s Office website has a copy of this press release available. You can find relevant court records and information on PACER by looking up Case No. 2:21-cr-217.
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