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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Williamston Felon Sentenced For Possessing A Firearm

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced TERRANCE DISHON DANIELS, 21,of Williamston, North Carolina, to 57 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised released for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.  DANIELS previously pled guilty to this charges on September 30, 2013.  
     DANIELS was arrested on December 18, 2012, by the Williamston Police Department after DANIELS fired several shots from a .38 caliber revolver while sitting in a car parked on Middle Street in Williamston.  The investigation revealed that DANIELS and another person were trespassing through the backyards of residences on West Main Street.  After several residents told DANIELS and the other person to leave their yard, DANIELS and the other person ran to a Ford Taurus parked on Middle Street.  DANIELS fired several shots after entering the car.  Officers from the Williamston Police Department, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol found DANIELS in Holly Ridge Mobile Home Park after DANIELS exited the Taurus.  The firearm fired by DANIELS, a Tiger Titan .38 caliber revolver, was found on the ground near the Taurus.  DANIELS was prohibited from possessing a firearm by virtue of his prior felonious assault conviction. 

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Williamston Police Department.  The federal prosecution was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry.  Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.  Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb has assigned Mr. Perry to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.  Mr. Perry’s assignment to the United States Attorney’s Office has been made possible by grants funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

Updated July 14, 2015