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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WEDNESDAY - December 7, 2011

ROCKY MOUNT FELON RECEIVES SIX-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE
FOR POSSESSING FIREARM

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on December 5, 2011, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced BRUCE JUNIOR MOORE, 23, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina to 72 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release.

On March 24, 2011, a Superseding Criminal Information was filed charging MOORE. On April 4, 2011, MOORE pled guilty to possessing a stolen firearm.

According to the Information, on December 4, 2009, MOORE possessed a stolen firearm. The investigation determined that MOORE and another broke into a residence and stole a firearm. As part of the investigation, law enforcement obtained video and audio of MOORE selling stolen firearms to others. One of the weapons sold by MOORE was subsequently used in an unrelated homicide.

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 Rocky Mount Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney William Gilmore served as prosecutor for the government.

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