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U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of West Virginia

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

New York Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing Ammunition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Darrell Lowers, 39, of New York, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Lowers previously pled guilty and admitted that on January 21, 2020, when officers with the Charleston Police Department were dispatched to a residence in response to a report of shots fired, he was detained inside the residence and .45 caliber Winchester ammunition was recovered from his truck.

Lowers was on parole out of New York at the time he committed this offense. He has prior felony convictions for second degree burglary in 2013, third degree arson in 2011, and attempted second degree assault in 2007. These convictions all occurred in New York. The case was investigated by the Charleston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Nick Miller is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-00118.


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