FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUESDAY - November 9, 2010
FELON PLEADS TO UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
ELIZABETH CITY - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today DWAYNE QUINCEY DUDLEY, 30, pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle presided over the hearing.
A Federal Grand Jury returned a Superseding Criminal Indictment on July 16, 2010.
On April 30, 2010, law enforcement responded to a call of multiple shots fired in the area of Craven Terrace Apartments, in New Bern, North Carolina. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a man, later identified as DUDLEY, breathing uncontrollably. When the officer glanced over at the DUDLEY, DUDLEY tried to duck down and attempted to hide on the porch of a residence. As the officer got out of his patrol car, DUDLEY began to run and the officer gave chase. As the officer gained ground on DUDLEY, he realized that DUDLEY was running with a gun in his right hand. The officer commanded DUDLEY to stop and get on the ground. DUDLEY stopped, got down on the ground, and placed the gun, a .9mm Smith and Wesson semi-automatic handgun, on the ground also. The gun smelled as if it was recently fired. DUDLEY is a multi-convicted felon.
At sentencing, scheduled for the February 7, 2011, term of court, DUDLEY faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment followed by up to three years’ supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. If DUDLEY is deemed an armed career offender, the penalties increase to up to a life-term of imprisonment followed by up to five years’ supervised release.
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.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Bern Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Felice McConnell Corpening represented the government.
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