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THURSDAY - October 11, 2007


RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E. B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday United States District Judge James E. Dever, III, sentenced ROGER WILLIAM GILES, 39, of Garner, North Carolina, to 108 months’ imprisonment.

A Criminal Indictment filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on December 7, 2005, charged GILES with felon in possession of a firearm, which he pled guilty to on July 16, 2007.On March 16, 2005, GILES broke into a residence in Smithfield, North Carolina and stole several firearms, one of which was a Browning, .270 caliber rifle. The next day GILES pawned the rifle at Perry’s Gun Shop, who then alerted officials after learning the weapon was possibly stolen. With the money from the pawned weapon, GILES purchased crack cocaine with the proceeds. After learning of the pending charges related to the burglary, GILES fled to Florida with his wife and child; changing his name. On October 19, 2006, GILES was arrested in Florida on fugitive warrants for the instant offense. On that date, GILES was in possession of a loaded handgun concealed in the waistband of his pants.

Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jane Jackson was prosecution for the government.


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