For Immediate Release
Detroit Felon Sentenced to Prison for Federal Gun Crime
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit, Michigan man was sentenced today to 18 months for a federal gun charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Quadralon Mayberry-Figures, 20, previously pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Stuart applauded the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Hurricane Police Department.
“Prosecuting felons with firearms is a priority of mine,” said United States Attorney Stuart. “In order to protect the rights of citizens who legally possess guns, we must enforce guns laws aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of people like Mayberry-Figures that are prohibited from having them.”
On February 17, 2017, an officer with the Hurricane Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 64. The defendant was a passenger in the vehicle. Upon searching the defendant, the officer located a Diamond Back arms 9mm caliber pistol in his right front pocket. Mayberry-Figures was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of multiple felony convictions, including a 2016 conviction for carrying a concealed weapon in Michigan.
Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor is responsible for the prosecution. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.
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. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 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.