Convicted felon pleads guilty to firearm charge

Mercer County
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On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, a Bluefield, WV man admitted to federal charges of illegally possessing a firearm.  Cory Lee Callen, 27, is not allowed to have a gun following two felony convictions for robbery and wanton endangerment in 2012.  The crimes happened in Mercer County.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, the guns were found when Callen’s former fiance filed a domestic violence protective order against him in March 2017.  Officers with the Bluefield Police Department escorted her to the apartment where the two lived to collect her belongings.  That is when the officers found two rifles and a shotgun.

Callen faces up to 10 years in prison for the charge.  He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 17, 2018.

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