FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY - October 15, 2008
PLYMOUTH MAN RECEIVES OVER 21 YEARS IN PRISON
NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced DARYL STEVEN CARR, 32, of Plymouth, North Carolina, to 262 months’ imprisonment followed by nine years supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Court also imposed a fine of $10,000.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on September 27, 2006. On June 2, 2008, CARR pled guilty. 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.
“This defendant’s blatant disregard for the law and those that uphold it has earned him over 21 years in prison. It is the hope that this sentence will send a clear and strong message to other criminals that stealing from and shooting at law enforcement not be tolerated,” stated Mr. Holding.
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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