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man sentenced to 120 months for federal firearms offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2014

NEW BERN – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced DAQUIAN DEMARD NICHOLSON , 24, of Raleigh to a total of 120 months imprisonment, followed by 3  years of supervised release.

NICHOLSON was named in an Indictment filed on March 21, 2013, charging him with Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Felon.  On August 15, 2013, NICHOLSON pled guilty to these charges. 

According to the investigation, on November 5, 2010, in Henderson, North Carolina, a Confidential Informant (CI) bought a firearm from Nicholson, and another person.  The firearm had an obliterated serial number.

On February 18, 2013, officers from the Henderson Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Jammee Terry due to earlier information that Terry had a firearm and that he was prohibited from having a firearm. Officers detained Terry and NICHOLSON, the passenger of the vehicle. Officers seized a loaded Glock 9-millimeter handgun from under the driver's seat, and a loaded Lorcin 9-millimeter handgun from under the passenger's seat.

Terry is scheduled for sentencing during the Court’s July 8th term of court in New Bern, North Carolina.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case of the government.

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