Jon Dumire of Roanoke sentenced on federal firearms charge

Monday, November 21, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who was previously convicted of a crime and therefore prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, was sentenced today on a federal firearms charge, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Jon Phillip Dumire, 23, of Roanoke, previously pled guilty in the United States District Court for […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 11/21-11/25/16

Friday, November 18, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Bige Colin Maggard (Sentencing: November 21 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 54ADDRESS: Hyden, Kentucky Maggard was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine . US v. Jon Phillip Dumire (Sentencing: November 21 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 23 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Dumire was convicted of federal gun charges. . US v. Bennett Hamby […]

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Three sentenced who went on armed robbery spree killing store clerk

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Three people who went on an armed robbery spree that ended with the killing of a store clerk in Mt. Airy, North Carolina in 2012, were sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Previously, Joshua […]

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Lynchburg felon sentenced for firearm possession

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – A Lynchburg man, who illegally possessed a firearm after being a previously convicted felon, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today. Shawn Vernol Preston, 54, of Lynchburg, previously pled guilty to one count […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 11/14-11/18/16

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Sarah Berry (Sentencing: November 15 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 28 ADDRESS: Bluewell, Virginia Berry was convicted of committing a series of armed robberies, one of which resulted in the death of another person. . US v. Joshua Berry (Sentencing: November 15 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 32 ADDRESS: Bluewell, Virginia Berry […]

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David Christopher Martin pleads quilty to illegal firearms transportation

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A previously convicted felon, who under federal law is prohibited from possessing a firearm, was sentenced today for breaking into a federally licensed firearms dealer and stealing two dozen firearms with hopes of later selling them, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. David Christopher Martin, 40, of Covington, Va., previously […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

U.S. Attorney's Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he, and other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will team with school leaders and students from all across  the Western District of Virginia over the next […]

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Three sentenced for theft of 56 guns stolen from licensed firearms dealer

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – Months after 56 guns were stolen from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Appomattox, three of the men who took part in the break-in have been sentenced in federal court on related charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today. Jaquan Tyree Harris, 21, of Amherst, Virginia, previously pled guilty […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 10/10-10/14/16

Friday, October 7, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Rebel Steiner Akers (Sentencing: October 12 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 60 ADDRESS: Cana, Virginia Akers was convicted of methamphetamine charges. . US v. Sharon Denise Gallimore (Sentencing: October 12 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 38 ADDRESS: Cana, Virginia Gallimore was convicted of methamphetamine charges. . US v. Shawn St. Clair Cadogan (Sentencing: October […]

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Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Friday, September 16, 2016

Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Del. Greg Habeeb of Salem today has submitted HB 1406 that is contingent on HJ 542, the passage of amendments to the Virginia Constitution by November 2018. Both to be taken up in the 2017 General Assembly session in January. The hitch is that HB 1406 the automatic right to own a firearm goes into […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 9/12-9/16/16

Friday, September 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION – US v. Angel Soliz Jr. (Guilty Plea: September 13 at 1:00 p.m.) AGE: 37 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Jr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – US v. Angel Soliz Sr. (Guilty Plea: September 14 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Sr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – ROANOKE DIVISION – US […]

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Roanoke’s addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roanoke's addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

At Roanoke City Council’s work session Tuesday council began work on the 2017 legislative package to be presented to area legislators later this fall. One addition to the package received an outcry from council member Ray Ferris on adding Roanoke City to the list of cities that prohibits carrying loaded semi-automatic rifles or pistols with […]

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