Logan County Felon Sentenced to 92 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

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Bowling Green, KY – A Logan County man was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow of the ATF Louisville Field Division made the announcement.

According to court documents, on July 19, 2021, in Logan County, Kentucky, Albert Tyler, 61, possessed a Lorcin, model L380, .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol, and a Hi-Point, model JHP-45, .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, and ammunition. Tyler had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses, including felony convictions for third-degree burglary in Logan Circuit Court Case Number 17-CR-00089 and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than four grams of cocaine), in Logan Circuit Court Case Numbers 14-CR-00070 and 14-CR-00069.

As a result of being a convicted felon Tyler was prohibited from possessing any firearms.

Tyler was also sentenced to 3 years of supervised release upon completion of his term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. Yurchisin II, of the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office, prosecuted the case.

The ATF Bowling Green Field Office, with the assistance of the South-Central Kentucky Drug Task Force, investigated the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.