FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FRIDAY - September 19, 2008
SUPERVISED RELEASE REVOKED FOR CONVICTED FELON
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here on September 17, 2008, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle revoked the supervised release of ERVIN LEN WHITE, of Edenton, North Carolina, committing him to the Bureau of Prisons for 24 months.
WHITE was originally charged in November, 2003, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and sentenced in June, 2004, to 63 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. On July 18, 2008, WHITE was released from custody at which time his term of supervised release commenced. On August 9, 2008, WHITE violated the terms of his supervised release when he was charged with failure to stop for stop sign/flashing red light, no operator’s license, and two counts of resisting a public officer and failed to report all state charges. On August 9, 2008, while on supervised release, Edenton police saw WHITE fail to stop at a stop sign. WHITE refused to stop the vehicle he was driving and a short chase ensued. After WHITE stopped the car, he exited the vehicle and fled on foot. When apprehended, WHITE fought with the officers until medically subdued.
“Supervised release is an opportunity for defendants to re-acclimate themselves to lawful community living while still under some supervision. The term of supervised release imposed should not be taken lightly by defendants. The government views infractions with a serious manner, and, as seen in Mr. White’s case, will seek revocation of these freedoms,” cautioned United States Attorney Holding.
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