FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THURSDAY - September 10, 2009
CONVICTED FELON SENTENCED FOR UNLAWFUL FIREARM POSSESSION
GREENVILLE - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Chief United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced MARVIN EARL DANIELS, 38, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to 158 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A Criminal Information on March 23, 2009 and at his arraignment on May 5, 2009, DANIELS pled guilty to the charge. On May 10, 2007, an officer with the Rocky Mount Police Department observed a vehicle in which DANIELS was the front passenger. The officer, being aware of an outstanding arrest warrant for DANIELS, initiated a stop of the car and then placed DANIELS under arrest. A search of the vehicle revealed a Rossi, model 885, .38 caliber revolver under DANIELS’ seat. DANIELS admitted to possessing the firearm after being read his Miranda rights.
Mr. Holding commented, “Law enforcement and prosecutors alike take seriously the offense of convicted felons possessing firearms, particularly those with extensive and violent histories, as seen in this case. Therefore, we will continue our diligent efforts to bring these offenders to justice.”
Investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rocky Mount Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes served as prosecutor for the government.
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