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red springs felon sentenced for firearm charge

April 24, 2012

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced CHARLES RONALD LOCKLEAR, JR., to 195 months imprisonment.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 24, 2011. On March 13, 2012, LOCKLEAR, 40, pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

According to the Indictment, LOCKLEAR was found in possession of a Calico Model M-100, .22 caliber rifle. The investigation revealed that on October 2, 2010, local law enforcement responded to a 9-1-1 call involving disorderly conduct. When deputies arrived at LOCKLEAR’s residence, they found him sitting on his front porch with a firearm across his lap. At the time of his arrest, he was on supervised release for prior federal convictions.

LOCKLEAR has multiple prior felony convictions which date back to the 1990s.

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 S. Katherine Burnette is prosecuting the case.



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