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Fayetteville Man Sentenced for Firearms Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

NEW BERN – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JAMES VINCENT BOYD, 50, of Fayetteville to 100 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.

BOYD was named in an Indictment filed on November 15, 2018, charging him with four counts of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and three counts of possession of an unregistered silencer.  On March 18, 2018, Boyd pled guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. 

According to the investigation, BOYD, a two-time previous federal felon, possessed and sold five firearms, some equipped with unregistered silencers, over the course of a months-long investigation in the Fayetteville area. In October 2018, a search warrant was executed at BOYD’s residence, where additional firearms, ammunition, and unregistered silencers were located.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fayetteville Police Department conducted the investigation in this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Lucy Brown represented the government.

Updated April 18, 2023

Firearms Offenses