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Wilmington man sentenced for possession of firearm-Dominic king

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October 16, 2012

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today DOMINIC C. KING, 25, was sentenced by Senior United State’s District Judge Malcolm J. Howard to 200 months imprisonment; 5 years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. 

On July 9, 2012, KING pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Felon in violation of Title 18, United States Code 922(g).

KING, is an armed career criminal having two prior convictions for Assault With a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon. 

On January 31, 2011, the Wilmington Police Department responded to an armed robbery call.  The officer met with two victims who said they were in the parking lot of the Seahawk Square apartments when a male approached their car and demanded their money at gun point.  The male later identified as King was also accompanied by two females at the time of the robbery that did not approach the victims carAfter the victims gave KING their money, they drove to the Cook-Out restaurant to call the police.  The Wilmington Police Department along with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Police Department set up a perimeter in order to find the suspect.  They found Mr. King close to the scene of the crime and he was with one of the females that had been with him in the parking lot at that time.  In the ditch directly behind where Mr. King was found, police located a High Point, Model C9, .9mm semi-automatic firearm.  On Mr. King’s person was a pill bottle bearing the name of one of the victims.  Mr. King denied involvement although the two females he was with, who were both found and questioned by law enforcement, ultimately said they had been with KING at the time of the robbery and saw him rob the two people in the car.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Wilmington Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Police Department.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Charity Wilson is serving as prosecutor for the government. Ms. Wilson is a prosecutor with the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office.  District Attorney Ben David has assigned her to the United States Attorney's Office to prosecute federal Project Safe Neighborhood cases and other violent crime cases.

 

 

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