Two indicted on illegal firearm possession charges - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Two indicted on illegal firearm possession charges

Posted:
Erling Amato Lagos-Sanchez Erling Amato Lagos-Sanchez
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Rail line reopens, derailment cleanup continues

    UPDATE: Rail line reopens, derailment cleanup continues

    ROCK (WVVA) - Crews were at the site of a train derailment in a remote area of Mercer County Wednesday. The derailment occurred Tuesday night in the Rock area -- near Montcalm -- across from Route 71..More >>
    ROCK (WVVA) - Crews were at the site of a train derailment in a remote area of Mercer County Wednesday. The derailment occurred Tuesday night in the Rock area -- near Montcalm -- across from Route 71.. More >>
  • Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season

    Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.The Register-Herald reports that Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of "Hatfields and McCoys" this season...More >>
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems.The Register-Herald reports that Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of "Hatfields and McCoys" this season...More >>
  • Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    Woman guilty of four charges after running over employee

    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>
    MERCER CO. (WVVA) - Dustie Beller was on trial for running over a woman with her car all for chainsaw. While she was found not guilty of attempted murder, the jury did find her guilty of petty larceny, conspiracy, failure to stop and render aid, and malicious wounding. The victim had this to say about the verdict. "Um very happy,” Mackenzie Ansley said. “To be expected -- the attempted murder charge. I knew coming into it, it was an iffy charge. And I'll take four out of five. And I'm happy w...More >>

CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) -- United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that two individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Beckley on illegal firearm possession charges. 

According to an indictment filed today, Erling Amato Lagos-Sanchez, 23, of Whitesville, W.Va., was charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.  On September 29, 2012, Lagos-Sanchez allegedly possessed a loaded 9-millimeter pistol near Raleigh County, W.Va.  

According to a separate indictment filed today, Kenneth Richard Nance, 42, of Barboursville, W.Va. allegedly possessed a .25 caliber pistol on December 7, 2011 near Huntington, W.Va.  At the time of the alleged firearm possession, Nance was subject to a court order that was issued by Family Court of Cabell County, W.Va. which prohibited attempted use or threatened use of physical force that would reasonably cause bodily injury. 

According to a third indictment filed today, Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Beckley inmate Randy Prentice, 47, allegedly escaped from the correctional facility on September 19, 2012.

Lagos-Sanchez and Nance each face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. 

Prentice faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. 

The investigations were conducted by the Homeland Security Investigations, the FBI, and the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant United States Attorneys John File and Hunter P. Smith are in charge of the prosecutions. 

The Lagos-Sanchez and Nance matters are being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.