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Lincoln County man sentenced to 3 years for illegal firearm possession

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A Lincoln County man was sentenced to three years for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to a press release sent to 13 News, George Wayne Taylor, 56, of Hamlin, WV admitted that on August 7, 2007, he was seen holding a shotgun at a relative's residence located in Alkol, Lincoln County.

Taylor also admitted that while he had the shotgun he stole metal roofing from the Lincoln County home.  He also admitted to firing the shotgun after being photographed.

Police later recovered four stolen firearms and stolen metal roofing from Taylor's home in Hamlin, WV.

Taylor's previous conviction was in 1997, in Kentucky, for theft.  Taylor's right to possess a firearm had not been restored when he was seen with the shotgun.