Greenville Shooter Sentenced
RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced MARKIS R. ALLEN, 21, of Greenville, North Carolinato 120 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.
On January 16, 2013, a Federal Grand Jury returned an Indictment charging ALLEN with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On March 19, 2013, ALLEN pled guilty to the charge.
According to the investigation, on October 14, 2011, Greenville police officers responded to a shooting. When officers arrived at the location, they found the victim with a gunshot wound. After a description was obtained and distributed, officers found ALLEN behind a residence. Officers found a loaded shotgun concealed down the rear of ALLEN’s pants.
The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greenville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jane J. Jackson handled the prosecution on behalf of the Eastern District of North Carolina.