Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe vetoes concealed handgun bill, Tebow bill, and legalization of concealed switchblade knife

House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens. It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on […]

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Individuals with mental impairments should not possess firearms

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The U.S. Senate voted to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently block a federal rule that would prevent individuals with serious mental impairments from obtaining firearms. U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) said in  statement: “I opposed today’s effort in the Senate to reopen a loophole that prevents individuals with serious mental impairments […]

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Chauncey Lenard Davis sentenced on drug and gun charges

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of a Roanoke man on federal drug and gun charges. Chauncey Lenard Davis, 39, of Roanoke, who previously pled guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute heroin and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted […]

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Alt-right Trump wannabe Corey Stewart has an AR-15 just for you

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Alt-right Trump wannabe Corey Stewart has an AR-15 just for you

Corey Stewart who is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor in 2017 stated in an email blast Saturday:  “I’m counting on you to let me know you’re with me by entering your name into the drawing to win an AR-15.” “It may not be ‘politically correct’ to say it . . . but the […]

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

Friday, December 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION US v. Jonathan Bowerbank (Sentencing: December 12 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 57 ADDRESS: Rosedale, Virginia Bowerbank was convicted of defrauding the Social Security Administration. . US v. Angel Soliz, Sr. (Sentencing: December 13 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Houston, Texas The defendant was convicted of methamphetamine conspiracy charges. . US v. Angel […]

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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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