FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THURSDAY - April 9, 2009
DUNN MAN PLEADS TO ARMED POSTAL ROBBERY
GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced yesterday that MICHAEL GORDON MCINTOSH, 25, of Dunn, North Carolina, pled guilty to armed postal robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2214(a), which has a maximum penalty of up to 25 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, and 5 years supervised release and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 924(c), which has a maximum penalty of life imprisonment in addition to any prison term imposed under the charge of armed postal robbery, a $250,000 fine, or both, and up to five years of supervised release. If MCINTOSH is deemed an Armed Career Criminal, he faces a maximum of life imprisonment and five years supervised release.
On May 7, 2008, a Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment relating to the robbery and shooting.
On February 29, 2008, MCINTOSH, a previously convicted felon, entered the Post Office in Benson, North Carolina and committed a robbery. During the robbery, MCINTOSH fired two rounds from a Jimenez Arms, J.A. 380 handgun, nearly hitting an employee. MCINTOSH was captured by state police on unrelated charges. At the time of his arrest, MCINTOSH had in his possession the firearm which was used in the robbery, which was later confirmed by ballistics tests.
Mr. Holding commented: “I applaud the work of the state and federal investigators in this matter. The defendant poses a real risk to the community. His guilty plea makes the Benson area a safer place to live now.”
Investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney William M. Gilmore served as prosecutor for the government.
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