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henderson man sentenced to 125 months for federal firearms offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 09, 2014

NEW BERN – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JAMMEE DUCHEA TERRY , 22, of Henderson to a total of 125 months imprisonment, followed by 3  years of supervised release.

TERRY was named in an Indictment filed on March 21, 2013, charging him with one count of Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, two counts of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Felon, and two counts of Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Ammunition.  On July 17, 2013, TERRY pled guilty to the Possession of Ammunition by a Felon and two counts of Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Felon. 

According to the investigation, on January 17, 2013, TERRY entered a gas station in Henderson and while exiting the store, he attempted to strike another customer in the back of the head.  Terry then pulled out a loaded firearm and struck the victim in the head.  The victim immediately exited the store and began to flee; however, TERRY ran after him and discharged the firearm approximately ten times and struck the victim in the foot.  

On February 13, 2013, officers with the Henderson Police Department, located firearms in the trunk of a car in Henderson that TERRY had placed inside the vehicle.  At least one of the guns was stolen.

On February 18, 2013, Terry was charged with another firearm by felon charge for a firearm that TERRY had in the car that he was driving.  Officers from the Henderson Police Department detained TERRY and a passenger in the vehicle. Officers had received complaints that TERRY had pointed a firearm at an adult female, her boyfriend, and her infant in another car. 

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 & Explosives, and the Henderson Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case of the government.

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