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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Henderson Man Sentenced To Over 17 Years Imprisonment

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today, Chief United States District Judge James Dever sentenced DARNELL TYRECE HAYES, 35, of Henderson, North Carolina, to 210 months imprisonment followed by 3 years supervised release. 

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on January 16, 2013, charging HAYES with one count of Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. §922, and one count of Distribution of Heroin, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. §841.  On April 30, 2013, HAYES pleaded guilty to the Distribution of Heroin Charge.

The evidence in the case demonstrated that, on or about June 14, 2012, HAYES sold approximately 2.5 grams of heroin to a confidential informant working for Henderson Police Department.  The evidence at sentencing established that HAYES had a long history of crimes of violence including, but not limited to, Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property, Burning Personal Property, and Felony Speeding to Elude.  HAYES also had convictions for drug trafficking, multiple assaults and multiple counts of resisting arrest. 

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Henderson Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Rudy E. Renfer represented the government.

Updated July 14, 2015