Mercer County man facing at least 15 years behind bars after guilty verdict

Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 5:58 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2022 at 6:10 PM EDT
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PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - A Mercer County man is facing up to 15 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of multiple charges including prohibited possession of a firearm. Deliezha Gravely was found guilty in Judge Sadler’s court of that charge and others on Wednesday. Gravely was also charged with driving revoked for a DUI and possession of a concealed firearm by a prohibited person. The charges are a result of Gravely being pulled over in March by Bluefield, West Virginia Police.

Mercer County Prosecutor Brian Cochran says Gravely may also face additional punishment for being a habitual offender. Gravely was previously convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery. Gravely is currently facing separate charges for a shooting that happened on Bluefield’s Frederick Street in May.

Here’s a statement from Cochran: “We appreciate the jury’s attention and consideration in coming to the right conclusion. The Bluefield Police Department and assistant prosecutors Lauren Lynch and David Pfieffer did a great job on this case. Our office will be immediately filing a habitual offender information against Mr. Gravely based upon his violent criminal history. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to stop the senseless violence in our community, and this verdict will help.”

Gravely is set to be sentenced in November.