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Garysburg Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm By a Felon

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

NEW BERN – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that in federal court yesterday, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced KHAALID SHARIF FREDERICK, 36, of a Garysburg, NC to 80 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release.


FREDERICK pled guilty on August 16, 2016 to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


On November 24, 2015, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department

received a 911 call from FREDERICK’S mother requesting assistance indicating that her son was at her residence and out of control.

Four officers were dispatched to the scene. Upon arriving at the residence a standoff ensued. After several hours, FREDERICK exited the residence and surrendered. A search of the residence revealed the loaded .40 caliber pistol.


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 Roanoke Rapids Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette is handling the case on behalf of the government.


Updated February 10, 2017

Firearms Offenses