(STL.News) – Jeffery Scott West Jr., 39, of Frankfort, was sentenced on Friday, to 108 months in federal prison by United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove. West had previously plead guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
According to his plea agreement, on November 27, 2018, West admitted that officers observed him attempting to kick a loaded firearm under a couch while the officers were attempting to execute an arrest warrant on another person inside a residence in Frankfort. West further admitted that officers were able to seize the firearm, detain West, and confirm that he was prohibited from possessing a firearm, having several prior felony convictions.
Under federal law, West must serve 85 percent of his 108 month sentence. Upon completion of his term, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of three years.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Tommy Estevan , Acting Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division; Norman Arflack, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky; and Charles Adams, Chief of Police, Frankfort Police Department, jointly made the announcement.
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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The PSN program was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.