FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - April 14, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE FELON RECEIVES SENTENCE FOR FIREARMS POSSESSION
NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on April 10, 2009, Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced ANDRE HORACE JUMPP, 20, of Fayetteville, North Carolina to 40 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
A Criminal Information was filed on November 19, 2008, explaining that on August 28, 2008, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department and the North Carolina State Probation Department went to JUMPP’s residence looking for a fugitive. JUMPP, a convicted felon currently on state probation, was an associate of the fugitive. During the course of the search, one of the officers found a Davis Industries, Model P-380, .380 caliber pistol and a box of .380 ammunition in JUMPP’s bedroom. Further investigation revealed that the gun had been stolen. JUMPP pled guilty on January 5, 2009.
Mr. Holding commented: “Because of the gravity of a felony charge, when a person is convicted of a felony, that person’s privilege to possess a firearm is generally taken away. And so, my regular message remains the same. I say to all convicted felons: Put the guns down.”
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the North Carolina Probation Department and the Fayetteville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes served as prosecutor for the government.
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