Raleigh County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime | USAO-SDWV


BECKLEY, W.Va. – Gregory Kincaid, 30, of Cool Ridge, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 7, 2022, law enforcement officers were executing a search warrant at a Cool Ridge residence when Kincaid arrived at the residence in a vehicle. When officers removed Kincaid from the vehicle, Kincaid admitted that he possessed a Smith & Wesson, model M&P Shield, 9mm pistol. Kincaid further admitted that he told officers he had stolen the firearm from his father and had brought it to the residence being searched to sell or trade for controlled substances.

Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Kincaid knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his prior felony conviction for third-offense driving revoked for DUI in Raleigh County Circuit Court on November 25, 2020.

Kincaid is scheduled to be sentenced on May 12, 2023 and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine..

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit, and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department.

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew D. Isabell is prosecuting the case.

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. 5:22-cr-192.








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