Felon pleads guilty to possessing a firearm

May 2, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A Huntington man, Juan Isom, 55, pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

On July 13, 2018, troopers with the West Virginia State Police Violent Crime and Drug Task Force West executed a search warrant at Isom’s residence. Troopers located a Taurus .38 caliber revolver on the shelf of Isom’s nightstand. Isom was prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law because of a 2006 felony drug conviction in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Isom faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 5.