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Date: 12-06-2018

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United States of America v. Willie Combs

Case Number: 6:18-cr-00003-GFVT-HAI

Judge: Gregory F. Tatenhove

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (Laurel County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Jason D. Parman

Defendant's Attorney: Paul K. Croley, II


London, KY - Convicted Felon Sentenced to 108 Months for Illegally Possessing Firearm Crime in Perry County

Willie Combs has been sentenced to 108 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, for illegally possessing a firearm following his prior felony convictions.

Combs pleaded guilty to the firearms charges in May of 2018. During his guilty plea, Combs admitted that on May 22, 2017, he brandished a firearm to another individual during an argument. The firearm was a loaded SKS 7.62x39 caliber rifle. Combs was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, based on three prior felony convictions, including a federal conviction for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Under federal law, Combs must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release, Combs will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart Lowrey, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in Charge for the Louisville Field Division; and Richard Sanders, Kentucky State Police Commissioner, jointly made the announcement. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Jason D. Parman.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The PSN program was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.



Outcome: JUDGMENT UPON PLEA OF GUILTY as to Willie B. Combs (1), Count(s) 1, ONE HUNDRED EIGHT MONTHS IMPRISONMENT, 3 YEARS SUPERVISED RELEASE, $100 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT. Dft comply w/Standard Conditions of Supervision as well as the Special Conditions as set forth in the jgm; Court recommends dft participate in the RDAP program; Dft is remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. (cc: Paper copy w/ NOE to COR & copy of SOR; Electronic copy to USP and original SOR returned to USP; Electronic copy to USM, FLU, Finance) Willie B. Combs terminated. Signed by Judge Gregory F. VanTatenhove on 11/28/18. (SYD) (Entered: 11/29/2018)

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