FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY - May 20, 2009
FELON SENTENCED FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced GLENN BARRY MCDOUGALD, 42, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 324 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on August 21, 2008. On December 16, 2008, MCDOUGALD pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. In the early morning hours of March 10, 2008, an officer with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office witnessed MCDOUGALD in the driveway of his residence walk away from his parked patrol car. MCDOUGALD got into a vehicle and drove away. After a brief search of his patrol car, the officer noted that a Sig Sauer .45 caliber handgun, Model P220, was missing. The officer notified the White Lake Police Department who quickly spotted the vehicle that carried MCDOUGALD from the scene. Officers with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and the White Lake Police Department pursued MCDOUGALD into Cumberland County where his vehicle eventually crash into a brick wall. MCDOUGALD fled the vehicle throwing the weapon over his right shoulder. MCDOUGALD was apprehended and the firearm was recovered.
Mr. Holding stated, “Several law enforcement agencies, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Department, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, the White Lake Police Department and the Fayetteville Police Department, were invaluable as Mr. McDougald tried to evade arrest. They should be commended for their team work in the apprehension of this defendant.”
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office; Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; the Fayetteville Police Department and the White Lake Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney William Gilmore served as prosecutor for the government.
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