City Man Sentenced For Possession Of Firearms

A Jamestown man was sentenced to more than five years in prison following a conviction on firearms possession.

The announcement for 39-year-old Douglas Wood was made Tuesday by U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. The 63-month sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm was made by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Molisani, who handled the case, said that on March 6, 2018, the Jamestown Police Department was actively engaged in a narcotics investigation operation. Investigators conducted physical and audio surveillance of Wood and learned that he was allegedly in possession of a silver handgun.

“Investigators maintained surveillance on the defendant and alerted uniformed patrol officers who approached Wood and spoke with him briefly before he attempted to flee,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “Following a brief struggle, the defendant was restrained and officers recovered a loaded revolver and 14 additional rounds of ammunition.”

Wood was previously convicted in 2000, in the Nottoway County Circuit Court, Nottoway, Virginia, of grand larceny, unlawful possession or use of a sawed-off shotgun, and burglary; in 2001, in Chautauqua County Court, of grand larceny; in 2004, in Chautauqua County Court, of grand larceny; and in 2007, in Chautauqua County Court, of robbery.

As a result, Wood was legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Jamestown Police Department.