Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 7, 2016
Roanoke Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a Roanoke man to a federal gun charge.
Clifton Deron Campbell, 38, of Roanoke, Va., pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. At the time of sentencing, if it is determined that Campbell is to be considered an armed career criminal, he will face a mandatory minimum sentence of 180 months in federal prison.
“We will continue to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to get illegal guns off the streets of our communities,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We know a key in keeping our communities safe is keeping illegal guns out of the hands of those who mean harm.”
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Roanoke City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Donald R. Wolthuis prosecuted the case for the United States.