Henderson Man Sentenced For Retaliating Against A Federal Witness
WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday, Senior United States District Judge James. C. Fox sentenced WAYNEMONDEMOUNT BULLOCK, 25, of Henderson, North Carolina, to 92 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. On May 2, 2013 a federal jury convicted BULLOCK for retaliating against a federal witness in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1513(b)(1).
According to the investigation, on October 5, 2012, BULLOCK participated in an assault on a federal witness who had previously testified before Senior Judge James C. Fox. BULLOCK and a co-defendant approached the federal witness at a convenience store in Henderson, NC, accused the witness of being a “snitch” and proceeded to beat the witness. BULLOCK was recently released from the North Carolina Department of Corrections prior to assaulting the victim.
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.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney, S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case.