Man sentenced in felony gun case

Remember the man who was a convicted felon and not supposed to have a gun, but had two in his car and accidentally shot himself in the foot with one of them? He’s going to prison.

Bradney Allen Adkins, 32, a convicted felon from South Point, Ohio, who shot himself in the foot while driving on Interstate 64 in February 2015, was sentenced in U.S. Court in Huntington, West Virginia, to three years and five months in federal prison on Monday, according to Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto.

Adkins pleaded guilty in November 2015 to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On Feb. 5, 2015, Adkins, while in possession of two handguns, was traveling westbound on Interstate 64 in Barboursville when he accidently shot himself in the foot with one of the handguns.

Adkins went to Cabell Huntington Hospital to seek treatment for the gunshot wound. Troopers with the West Virginia State Police responded to the hospital and recovered both handguns from a dumpster.

Casto said Adkins, who was in the process of bringing the guns to Huntington to trade for heroin, was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of six previous felony convictions in Ohio and Indiana.

The case against Adkins was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution. The hearing was held before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

By Frank Lewis

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