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Georgia Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Illegally Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition

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

RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced LAMONT PHILLIP REDMAN, 28, of Buford, Georgia, to 60 months’ imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised released.

On September 6, 2018, REDMAN was named in a two-count Indictment charging him with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered or Obliterated Serial Number.  On March 18, 2019, REDMAN pled guilty to Count One which charged conduct that concluded on June 7, 2018. 

On June 7, 2018, members of the Raleigh Police Department (RPD)  responded to a 911 call involving an assault by pointing a firearm. As officers arrived on the scene, they observed REDMAN standing in front of an apartment building arguing with an unknown individual. When officers approached the defendant, REDMAN rushed to his vehicle and placed something inside. When officers approached the defendant, REDMAN appeared nervous and began cursing. Witnesses on the scene reported that REDMAN had a firearm. REDMAN was placed in handcuffs and a search of his person revealed no contraband.

Upon searching REDMAN’s vehicle, officers located a loaded .380 caliber handgun, with a partially obliterated serial number, under the front passenger seat. Officers also located a box of .380 caliber ammunition under a pile of clothes in the front passenger seat and a plastic bag containing marijuana residue. REDMAN was placed under arrest.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Since 2017 the United States Department of Justice has reinvigorated the PSN program and has targeted violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. 

This case is also part of the Take Back North Carolina Initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violence crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement. For more information about this initiative please click

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Raleigh Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.   

Assistant United States Attorney Daniel W. Smith prosecuted the case for the government.

Updated July 1, 2019

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