Perry County Man Sentenced for Possessing Firearm as Convicted Felon

On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Willie Combs, of Perry County, was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm following his prior felony convictions. Combs pleaded guilty to the firearms charges in May of 2018. During his guilty plea, Combs admitted that on May 22, 2017, he brandished a firearm to another individual during an argument. Combs was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, based on three prior felony convictions, including a federal conviction for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Combs must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office following release.

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