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.