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Man Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm After Federal Felony Conviction and Violating the Terms of his Supervised Release

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

RALEIGHUnited States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced KEVIN KHAALIQ BEAMON, 28, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 71 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release for Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon and 19 months imprisonment for violating the terms of his federal supervised release, which will run consecutively.

 

On May 22, 2017, BEAMON pleaded guilty to the firearm charge. The evidence established that on May 1, 2016, BEAMON and a female passenger were on their way home from buying marijuana. BEAMON was driving and received a phone call that upset him and he argued with the female. As they approached the intersection outside the McDonalds at 6779 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina, BEAMON pulled out a silver revolver and angrily fired it. The bullet struck the middle console of the car. BEAMON also pointed the firearm at the female and threatened to shoot her. The female jumped out of the car, and BEAMON fled the scene.

 

Concerned bystanders called 911 and officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the scene and to an address associated with BEAMON. Officers observed the car BEAMON had been driving during the incident and saw the bullet hole in the console. Officers arrested BEAMON and quickly located the firearm he had illegally possessed and fired.

 

BEAMON had been on federal supervised release at the time of this innicident for a 2014 federal conviction of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Heron.

 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Fayetteville Police Department conducted the investigation of this case. Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government

Updated August 22, 2017

Topic
Firearms Offenses