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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dunn Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that in federal court today, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced CLARENCE JUNIOR YORK, 34, of Dunn, NC to 48 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release.


YORK pled guilty on October 31, 2016 to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


On April 21, 2016, the Dunn Police Department responded to a disturbance complaint. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found YORK lying on the ground partially in the roadway. The defendant appeared to be intoxicated when questioned by law enforcement. During questioning, officers saw the handle of a handgun protruding from YORK’s back pocket. The loaded firearm was recovered on the scene.


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.


The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by the Dunn Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and the North Carolina State Crime Lab. Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette is handling the case on behalf of the government.

Firearms Offenses
Updated March 8, 2017