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MONDAY - January 5, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE FELON PLEADS TO FIREARMS POSSESSION

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today ANDRE HORACE JUMPP, 20, of Fayetteville, North Carolina pled guilty before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Daniel for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

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.

Mr. Holding commented: “This case reflects the persuasive nature of illegal firearms in our communities. We are committed to ensuring that those who violate the law by possessing firearms illegally will be prosecuted.”

The maximum penalty for the offense is up to 10 years imprisonment followed by up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 6, 2009, term of court.

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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