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MONDAY - October 18, 2010

LUMBERTON FELON PLEADS GUILTY AFTER

STOLEN FIREARMS ARE FOUND FROM HOME BREAK-IN

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today BRIAN LYNN WYNN, 26, of Lumberton, North Carolina, 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).

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on April 28, 2010.

According to court statements, on February 13, 2009, a Robeson County Sheriff’s Officer was dispatch to a residence on Angel Drive in Lumberton, after a report of a breaking and entering in which eight firearms were stolen, among other items. Upon arrival the deputy was told that a small silver car was being driven away from the residence. The deputy found the car in the yard of the residence of WYNN. After running a check on the car, the deputy contacted the owner of the car, receiving permission to search the car. Inside the car the deputy recovered a High Standard .22 caliber revolver; a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun; a Ted Williams, Model 300, 12 gauge-shotgun; a Remington, Model 1100, 12 gauge-shotgun; a Savage Arms, 12-gauge shotgun; and a .22 caliber rifle; all property stolen from the Angel Drive residence. Upon questioning, WYNN admitted to stealing the firearms.

At sentencing, scheduled for January 17, 2011, term of court, WYNN faces up to 10 years' imprisonment followed by up to three years' supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. If he is deemed an Armed Career Criminal, the maximum penalties increase to up to a life-term of imprisonment followed by up to five years' supervised release.

WYNN has a criminal history which includes breaking and entering and attempted common law robbery.

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 Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Felice McConnell Corpening 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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