CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County man prohibited from possessing a firearm will spend the next four years in federal prison after authorities found numerous firearms including an AK-47 with an attached bayonet in his Rand home.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston sentenced Mark Daniel Davis, 52, of Church Drive Wednesday. Davis pleaded guilty in May 2012 to unlawful transport of firearms, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said in a statement.
Deputy U.S. Marshals went to Davis' Church Drive home in April 2012 to serve an arrest warrant. When they arrived Davis was at the front door but would not open it. Officers then entered the home through the back door and took Davis into custody just outside his bedroom door, the statement said.
In his bedroom they found a loaded 7.62-millimeter pistol on a bedroom nightstand and a fully loaded semi-automatic rifle with an attached bayonet. A gun safe was found in another part of the house.
A search of the gun safe revealed six guns, including an AK-47 with an attached bayonet, magazines for each weapon and ammunition. Marshals also found a bulletproof vest in the home.
Davis was prohibited from possessing a gun because of a 2003 assault conviction in Wayne County, Michigan.
In addition to prison time, Davis also will serve three years supervised release when he leaves jail.The U.S. Marshal's Service investigated the matter and Assistant U.S. Attorney William King handled the prosecution.