Wilmington Felon with Six Prior Convictions Receives Seven Year Sentence for Illegal Firearm Possession
NEW BERN - United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today, QUA’MORIA RONDE’ DAVIS, 20, of Henderson was sentenced by United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan to 78 months imprisonment followed by 3 years’ supervised release.
DAVIS was named in an eight-count Superseding Indictment on November 29, 2017. On January 16, 2018, DAVIS pled guilty to Receipt of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Person under Indictment and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Heroin.
The investigation was conducted by the Henderson Police Department (HPD) in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). From January of 2016 to approximately July of 2017, DAVIS was arrested multiple times for drug and firearms offenses.
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. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting 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.
In support of PSN, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina has implemented the Take Back North Carolina Initiative. 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 violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Henderson Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted this case.