FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FRIDAY - January 9, 2009
FELON FROM OXFORD, NORTH CAROLINA SENTENCED
FOR POSSESSING SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN
NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced ELLIS MCDONALD GREEN, 32, of Oxford, North Carolina, to 141 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 7, 2008. On September 8, 2008, GREEN pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On March 14, 2008, the Oxford Police Department received information that GREEN was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun and that GREEN was selling crack from his residence. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s residence. When the officers arrived, GREEN was seen running toward the bathroom, but by the time the officers entered the residence GREEN was in his bedroom. The shotgun was found in GREEN’s bedroom. GREEN was arrested and further investigation revealed that since his release from prison, GREEN had been selling crack from April, 2007, to December, 2007.
GREEN’s previous convictions include assault with a deadly weapon, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts resisting/obstructing a public officer, assault on a female, public disturbance, and several counts of first and second degree trespass.
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Oxford Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jane Jackson served as prosecutor for the government.
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