News and Press Releases

Greenville Shooter Sentenced

September 26, 2013


RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced MARKIS R. ALLEN, 21, of Greenville, North Carolina, to 120 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release. 
On January 16, 2013, a Federal Grand Jury returned an Indictment charging ALLEN with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  On March 19, 2013, ALLEN pled guilty to the charge.
According to the investigation, on October 14, 2011, Greenville police officers responded to a shooting.  When officers arrived at the location, they found the victim with a gunshot wound.  After a description was obtained and distributed, officers found ALLEN behind a residence.  Officers found a loaded shotgun concealed down the rear of ALLEN’s pants. 


The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greenville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jane J. Jackson handled the prosecution on behalf of the Eastern District of North Carolina.





Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Our nation-wide commitment to reducing gun crime in America.

Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Oficinas de los Fiscales de Estados Unidos En Espaol