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U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of North Carolina

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Matthew G.T. Martin
, United States Attorney
Contact: Lynne Klauer

Known Gang Associate Sentenced to over 15 Years in Federal Prison

GREENSBORO, N.C. B  A Greensboro resident and known gang associate was sentenced on March 11, 2019, in federal court in Greensboro, announced United States Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina. 

The Honorable William L. Osteen, II, sentenced Derrick Jerell STREETER, 23, of Greensboro, North Carolina, to a 186 month term of imprisonment on charges of felon in possession of a firearm.  In addition to 186 months imprisonment, STREETER was ordered to serve five years of supervised release after completing his sentence.  STREETER pleaded guilty in December 2018.

On June 12, 2018, members of the Greensboro Police Department Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation were conducting surveillance at the Super 8 Motel, located at 2108 W. Meadowview Road in Greensboro, North Carolina, in an attempt to locate a wanted subject. The wanted subject, STREETER, had several outstanding warrants for a burglary where several firearms were stolen.

During surveillance STREETER and another person exited the front door of the motel and entered a 2013 Hyundai Elantra.  The car exited the motel parking lot with STREETER in the front passenger seat. GPD VCAT stopped the car at the intersection of Rehobeth Church Road and Vandalia Road in Greensboro.

GPD VCAT detectives approached the vehicle and ordered STREETER to exit from the passenger door. STREETER complied with the commands and was taken into custody. While being taken into custody STREETER acknowledged that he had a gun in his back pocket. GPD VCAT detectives located and removed a .380 caliber Ruger handgun that was loaded with three rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber. The firearm located on STREETER was verified as being stolen from the burglary that STREETER was wanted for.

Prior to this arrest, STREETER had been convicted of Common Law Robbery with an offense date of September 9, 2013, two Breaking and Entering  convictions, the first with an offense date of February 20, 2013 and the second with an offense date of April 13, 2013,and Second Degree Burglary with an offense date of May 12, 2014.

“Reducing violent crime is a top priority.  We will continue to partner with Greensboro PD, the SBI, and the ATF to prosecute violent offenders and dismantle violent groups,” said U.S. Attorney Martin.  The case was investigated by the Greensboro Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicole R. DuPré.

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