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henderson man charged with possession of ammunition while subject to a domestic violence protective order

February 28, 2013

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that a criminal complaint, filed February 25, 2013, charges WILLIAM IRA HARRIS, JR. with possession of ammunition while subject to a domestic violence protective order, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(8) and 924.  A detention hearing was held today and U.S. Magistrate Judge Gates ordered HARRIS detained pending his trial. 

According to filed court documents, on February 13, 2013 Raleigh Police Officers responded to a call regarding a violation of a Domestic Violence Protection Order.  Officers located HARRIS in an office building where his estranged wife worked and asked him to go outside.  After verifying that HARRIS had been served with a Domestic Violence Protective Order, the officers then arrested him for the violation.  Officers received verbal consent to search HARRIS’ vehicle and located 59 rounds of ammunition, including one round of .243 caliber Winchester bullet with his wife’s name written on it.

A complaint 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 Raleigh Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly A. Moore is prosecuting this case for the United States.



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