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fayetteville felon sentenced for firearm charge

April 26, 2012

NEW BERN - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced ANTWAIN LAMAR DENNIS, 29, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 84 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release. 

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on August 3, 2011.  On January 10, 2012, DENNIS pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to the investigation, on January 22, 2011, DENNIS arrived at the victim’s residence and confronted the victim. After threatening to kill the victim, DENNIS pulled a gun out of his jacket pocket and fired at a window of the residence. Local law enforcement responded to the shooting.  A box of .380 ammunition was found in DENNIS’ pocket.  Once the residence was secured, a search was conducted.  In the bedroom closet officers retrieved a Lorcin, .380 caliber handgun.      

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 Fayetteville Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Jane J. Jackson prosecuted the case.





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