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MONDAY - November 2, 2009


RALEIGH - A Rocky Mount man, and convicted felon, was sentenced today in federal court announced United States Attorney George E.B. Holding. Terrence Rosario Wilson, 29, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.

A Criminal Indictment was returned by a Federal Grand Jury on February 25, 2009. At his arraignment on June 1, 2009, Wilson pled guilty to the charge in the indictment of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On March 1, 2008, after obtaining a search warrant, a search was performed on the residence of Robert Donnell Batts, an associate of Wilson’s. Officers found a stolen Lorcin 9mm, Model L9, semi-automatic handgun.

On June 20, 2008, while interviewing Wilson, officers learned that Wilson had given Batts the weapon shortly before the search.

Wilson’s previous felonious convictions include involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Batts was sentenced on November 8, 2008, on drug and firearms charges.

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods(PSN) 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 this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rocky Mount Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Felice McConnell Corpening represented the government.

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