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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 10, 2014

Fayetteville Man Who Threatened Wife Sentenced To 84 Months For Possession Of A Fiream By A Felon

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced GLENN SYLVESTER JACKSON , 29, of Fayetteville to 84 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

JACKSON was named in a one count Indictment filed on September 17, 2013, charging him with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. On June 17, 2014, JACKSON pled guilty to the charge. 

According to the investigation, on April 12, 2013, deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) in Fayetteville, North Carolina, responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in a vehicle.  Specifically, JACKSON and his wife were engaged in a verbal argument when JACKSON retrieved a loaded firearm and placed it against his wife’s head before ultimately exiting and punching the vehicle. When approached by CCSO deputies, JACKSON ran from the officers prior to being apprehended.  A search of the defendant revealed a loaded firearm. JACKSON is a felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms.

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 Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case for the government. 

Updated July 14, 2015