17 year sentence in 2015 handgun case

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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Media Release: January 12, 2018

Attention: Assignment Editor
Director of Communications:  Jeff Cooke
Office:                 (502) 595-2340 Ext. 3027
Cell / Text:        (502) 262-5809
E-mail:               jcooke@louisvilleprosecutor.com

LOUISVILLE, KY —   Yesterday afternoon a Jefferson County jury fixed a sentence of seventeen years in the trial of Andrea Lamont Davis for the criminal possession of a handgun.  On Thursday the jury found him guilty of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree.  The case was brought after Louisville Metro Police Department detectives conducting a narcotics investigation found Davis in possession of a loaded handgun.  Since Davis had five prior felony convictions the jury enhanced his five year handgun sentence by finding him a persistent felony offender.  Sentencing is scheduled for March 8, 2018.

Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine:  “Our office has been working closely with the Louisville Metro Police Department to charge, convict and incarcerate felons who continue to illegally possess firearms. We are happy that the jury shared our belief that these are serious crimes and that these defendants need to be held accountable.”

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Corey Taylor was the lead prosecutor in this case and he was assisted by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kaleb Noblett.  This case was investigated by LMPD Detective Ryan Nichols.

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