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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Felony Warrant Enforcement Operation Nets 22 Defendants Wanted for Gun, Drug and Other Charges

FAYETTEVILLE – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announces that “Operation Wintry Mix” resulted in the arrest of sixteen (16) defendants for outstanding federal charges in a coordinated warrant enforcement operation.  In addition, three subjects related to this operation were found to be in the custody of the North Carolina Department of Corrections and a local jail in Virginia.  Federal detainers have been filed against those subjects.  Also, three subjects were arrested on state charges.

 

The following individuals were charged by way of Criminal Indictment.  The individual charges for each defendant is contained in the parenthesis following the personal information.

 

  • Larry Donnell Adams,41, of Fayetteville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Robert Edmond, Jr., 43 of Fayetteville, NC (Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine & Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Dervin Francis, 24, of Fayetteville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Malcolm Dion Fuller, 36, of Fayetteville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Adam Golden, 23, of Fayetteville, NC (2-Counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm)
  • Jesus Eliezer Gonzalez-Acevedo, 27,of Fayetteville, NC (Arson)
  • Jason Stewart Hollingsworth, 41, of Fayetteville, NC (Possession with the Intent to Distribute Oxycodone & Amphetamine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, & Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Joseph Luther Lewis, 28, of Spring Lake, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm, & Possession of a Stolen Firearm)
  • Antonio Rashawn McArthur, 23, of Fayetteville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Johnny Dewayne McArthur, 33, of Fayetteville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, & Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime)
  • Larry Lamar Nance, 32, of Raleigh, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Christopher Ray Parrish, 33, of Fayetteville, NC (Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime & Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Rochi Dowell Purdie, 42, of Rex, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm, & Possession of Marijuana and Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (Flakka))
  • Brandon Alexander Siermons, 25, of Fayetteville, NC (Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
  • Albert Vines, 28, of Dunn, NC (2-Counts of Hobbs Act Robbery, 2-Counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, & Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Activity)
  • Harold Edward Williams, Jr., 45, of Fayetteville, NC (3-Counts of Distribution of Heroin, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime, & Felon in Possession of a Firearm)
     

The enforcement operation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, (ATF), the United States Marshal Service, Fayetteville Police Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Adult Probation and the United States Probation Office.

    

The charges and allegations contained in the Indictments are merely accusations.  The defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 21, 2017