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MONDAY - March 8, 2010

MOUNT OLIVE MAN SENTENCED IN SHOOTING CASE

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced DEMARLO TEVON KORNEGAY, 23, of Mount Olive, North Carolina, to 87 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.

A Criminal Indictment was returned by a Federal Grand Jury on May 27, 2009. On October 5, 2009, KORNEGAY pled guilty to unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. KORNEGAY has previously been convicted twice by the State Court of felony possession of a firearm before the federal charges arose.

From December 25, 2007, to May 4, 2009, KORNEGAY was involved in numerous shootings. His arrest culminated in the May 4, 2009, shooting of a female at a Mount Olive night club. After the shooting, police stopped KORNEGAY for questioning. During that time he was searched and a spent .380 caliber round was found in his pocket.

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 Mount Olive Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jane J. Jackson represented the government.

News releases are available on the U. S. Attorney’s web page at www.usdoj.gov/usao/nce within 48 hours of release.

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