FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MONDAY - June 2, 2008
PLYMOUTH MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO
BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARMS
GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court DARYL STEVEN CARR, 32, of Plymouth, North Carolina, pleaded guilty before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on September 27, 2006.On June 25, 2006, CARR broke into a patrol car stealing a Remington, Model 870 12-gauge shotgun. That same day CARR broke into another parked patrol vehicle that had been awaiting repairs at a local dealership, stealing a Colt AR-15A2, .223 caliber, semi-automatic rifle. CARR was arrested after officers had pulled their patrol car into a fire station for cleaning. CARR came running toward them pointing a gun at them and fired. One of the officers was struck in the arm.
“Among our most incorrigible and dangerous criminals are ones, like the defendant here, who defy the law and law enforcement officers by firing weapons at those officers and steal their vehicles and equipment. On behave of the vast majority of citizens, who respect the law, and who have a high regard for those individuals that take on the great responsibility of enforcing those laws, my office is pleased to prosecute this case.” stated Mr. Holding.
The maximum penalties faced by CARR are up to ten years imprisonment and three years supervised release. If CARR is deemed an Armed Career Criminal, the maximum penalties are then increased to up to a term of life imprisonment, five years supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing is set for September 8, 2008.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jane Jackson served as prosecutor for the government.
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