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felons indicted for firearm possession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that a Federal Grand Jury returned two Criminal Indictments charging two separate men with unlawful possession of a firearm.  JOSHUA JAMAL BOBBITT, 24, of Oxford, North Carolina, and GREG LAMONT DANIELS, 22, of Henderson, North Carolina, were each charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924.

     According to the Indictment charging DANIELS, on May 24, 2011, and October 11, 2011, he was found in possession of a Smith & Wesson 357 handgun with ammunition and a .32 caliber N.E.F. Co. Inc., Model R73 with ammunition, respectively.

The Indictment charging BOBBITT alleges that on January 12, 2012, he was found in possession of a HiPoint 40 caliber handgun along with 40 caliber ammunition.

Today, BOBBITT had his initial appearance.  On April 17, 2012, DANIELS had his initial appearance and his arraignment is currently scheduled for June 12, 2012.

At the time of the January, 2012, offense, BOBBITT was on three years of supervised release following his previous 2009 federal conviction of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The maximum penalty for the offense is up to 10 years imprisonment.  For an Armed Career Offender, the maximum penalty is up to a life-term of imprisonment.

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.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Henderson Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette is prosecuting the case.

 

 

 

 

 

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