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Case Number: 2:21-cr-00113
Judge: David A. Faber
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia ( Kanawha County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Charleston, West Virginia criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Codi Lee Douglas, 26, of Parkersburg, was chrged for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Douglas admitted to possessing an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle that law enforcement officers found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Parkersburg on January 27, 2021. Douglas is not legally permitted to possess firearms due to a 2016 conviction in Wood County Circuit Court for malicious assault. The malicious assault conviction was the result of Douglas shooting another man in the face during a drug transaction in September 2015. Douglas also has a prior conviction for battery.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the excellent investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Parkersburg Police Department.
Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy B. Wolfe handled the prosecution.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to three years and one month in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.