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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 21, 2020

Currituck County Man Sentenced for Possession of Ammunition

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Jarvisburg man was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

According to court documents, Antonio Rishawn Taylor, 31, an eight-time previously convicted felon, illegally possessed ammunition in October 2017. A law enforcement search of Taylor’s residence revealed the ammunition, a quantity of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Taylor was under state probation supervision at the time.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, and Currituck County Probation Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lucy Brown  prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:18-CR-25-D.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 21, 2020