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TUESDAY - January 13, 2009

HOOKERTON FELON SENTENCED FOR FIREARM POSSESSION

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced ANTOINE DONSHEA DAVIS, 29, of Hookerton, North Carolina, to 132 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.

On November 30, 2006, Farmville Police were notified of narcotics and firearms at a residence in Farmville. When the officers arrived, consent of the premises was granted. DAVIS was found with a .45 caliber handgun. Further investigation revealed that DAVIS also had a .40 caliber pistol at his home. A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on December 12, 2007. On March 10, 2008, DAVIS pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.

DAVIS’ previous convictions include resisting a public officer, possession of cocaine, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery, and possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana.

Mr. Holding commended, “A convicted felon possessing a firearm is against the law and my office along with law enforcement agencies take this offense seriously. We will continue to prosecute cases such as this very vigorously in order to remove dangerous criminals from the streets.”

Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Farmville Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry was the assigned Prosecutor.Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.District Attorney Clark Everett has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.This has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.

 

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