Charlotte Field Division

Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Firearm And Ammunition Charge

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Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Javan Labrese Peele, age 22, of Rock Hill, South Carolina pled guilty as charged today in federal court.  Peele plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 924(e).  United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. accepted the plea and will impose a sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Columbia Man Sentenced to 15 Years on Firearm and Ammunition Charge

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Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Jeremy Jonel Frazier, age 36, of Columbia, South Carolina was sentenced to 180 months (15 years) imprisonment today in federal court.  On February 19, 2014, Frazier plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e).  United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Charlotte Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced Gerald Wayne Hairston to serve 120 months in prison for a federal firearms violation, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Hairston, 30, of Charlotte, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.

Wayne L. Dixie, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division joins U.S. Attorney Tompkins in making today’s announcement.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Atlanta, GA. Man Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tommie Lee Williams, 43, of Atlanta, Ga. was sentenced on Monday, March 30, 2014 to serve 184 months in prison for federal firearms violations, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney also sentenced Williams to serve five years under court supervision following his prison term.

Wayne L. Dixie, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division joins U.S. Attorney Tompkins in making today’s announcement.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Aynor Residents Plead Guilty to Fraud

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Columbia, South Carolina -- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Steven Mickey Bunker, age 47, of Aynor, South Carolina, and also of Shannon, North Carolina, pled guilty in federal court in Florence, to theft of government property, violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641, and conspiracy to make false statements to federally licensed firearms dealers when purchasing firearms, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.  Thomas Leon Martin, age 66, and Betty Jean Martin, age 74, of both of Aynor, South Carolina, pled guilty to conspiracy to make

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Columbia Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm and Ammunition Charge

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Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that JEREMY JONEL FRAZIER, age 36, of Columbia, South Carolina pled guilty as charged today in federal court. FRAZIER plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 924(e). United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. accepted the plea and will impose a sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fast Food Restaurant Robbers Sentenced For Firearms Offenses

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RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that TREVIN MAURICE GIBSON of Greenville, MICHAEL RONDALE GIBSON of Greenville and DESHAUN ENTREA SPRUILL of Robersonville were each sentenced today resulting from their earlier guilty pleas to firearms charges.  The charges involved a string of robberies of fast food restaurants in and around Greenville from September 2011 through January 2012.  The robberies involved outlets of Bojangles, KFC, Subway, Burger King, McDonalds and Popeyes.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Five Sentenced in Connection with Cigarette Smuggling Ring Operating in North and South Carolina

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Five of twelve conspirators charged with running a cigarette smuggling ring in North and South Carolina were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 on cigarette trafficking and money laundering charges, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The smuggling ring was uncovered over the course of "Operation Burn Notice," a multi-agency investigation into the interstate transport and sales of stolen property and money laundering in Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C. and Columbia, S.C.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Five Sentenced in Connection with Cigarette Smuggling Ring Operating in North and South Carolina

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Five of twelve conspirators charged with running a cigarette smuggling ring in North and South Carolina were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 on cigarette trafficking and money laundering charges, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The smuggling ring was uncovered over the course of "Operation Burn Notice," a multi-agency investigation into the interstate transport and sales of stolen property and money laundering in Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C. and Columbia, S.C.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

ATF Conducts Surge of Inspections of Federal Firearms Licensees

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC — The Charlotte Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is conducting the first of several “surges” of resources to a specific area to identify illegal firearms traffickers. ATF Special Agent in Charge, Wayne L. Dixie said, “The Cumberland County area licensed firearm’s dealers have been identified as an area of concern because North Carolina has long been a “source” state for guns being illegally trafficked to other states.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Columbia Man Sentenced to 158 Months for Being Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

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Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that MICHAEL ANGELO KARRISON, age 48, of Columbia, South Carolina was sentenced yesterday in federal court. Earlier this year, KARRISON plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e). Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten of Columbia sentenced KARRISON to 158 months (13 years) imprisonment with five years of supervised release to follow the term of imprisonment.

Last Reviewed May 7, 2015

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