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henderson man convicted for retaliating against a federal witness

May 2, 2013

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced today that, WAYNEMON DEMOUNT BULLOCK, 25, of Henderson, North Carolina, was convicted by a federal jury of retaliating against a federal witness in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1513(b)(1).

On October 5, 2012, BULLOCK participated in an assault on a federal witness who previously testified before Senior Judge James C. Fox.  BULLOCK and a co-defendant approached the federal witness at a convenience store in Henderson, NC, accused the witness of  being a “snitch” and proceeded to beat the witness. BULLOCK was recently released from the North Carolina Department of Corrections prior to assaulting the victim.  BULLOCK faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney, S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case.



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