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henderson man pleads guilty to firearm charge

April 1, 2013

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today DANIEL CARL DEEL, 32, of Henderson, North Carolina pled guilty before Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox to Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924.

According to the investigation, on August 13, 2012, DEEL was in possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. DEEL faces a maximum sentence of 120 months imprisonment along with three years of supervised release at sentencing.

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 Henderson Police Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case.



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