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St. Pauls man sentenced for possession of firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2013

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today MONTREAL MITCHELL, 32, of St. Pauls, North Carolina was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard to 110 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

On January 8, 2013, MITCHELL pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g).

According to the investigation, on December 9, 2010, MITCHELL assaulted a woman, pointed a firearm at her, and threatened to kill her.  The firearm was recovered still in MITCHELL’S possession.

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 Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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