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TUESDAY - August 24, 2010

GUILTY PLEA OBTAINED FROM HENDERSON ROBBER

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today JULIOUS JEROME BULLOCK, 23, pled guilty before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) and 924.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on June 2, 2010.

The investigation revealed that on February 17, 2010, BULLOCK entered an apartment in Henderson, North Carolina. BULLOCK pulled out a gun and demanded money. Taking the money, he left the apartment. BULLOCK then approached a man and robbed him. Nine days later as police were questioning another man in connection with the robberies, they noticed BULLOCK acting suspicious and walking away from the area. Police stopped BULLOCK and found him in possession of a .38 caliber revolver. BULLOCK has two prior felony convictions.

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods(PSN) initiative 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.

At sentencing, scheduled for November, 2010, BULLOCK faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment followed by up to three years’ supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. If deemed an Armed Career Criminal, BULLOCK then faces up to a life-term of imprisonment followed by up to five years’ supervised release.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Rudy E. Renfer represented the government.

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