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Oxford Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

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

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court today, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt, sentenced TEVIN TIA’MANE NORWOOD, 25, of Oxford, NC to 100 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. 


NORWOOD was named in an Indictment filed on April 18, 2017.  NORWOOD subsequently pled guilty to one-count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.  On July 18, 2017, NORWOOD pled guilty to the charge.


On October 10, 2016, Oxford Police officers observed NORWOOD driving erratically.  After a short vehicle pursuit, NORWOOD jumped out of his vehicle while it was still in gear and fled; however, he was captured following a brief foot chase.  The vehicle continued into an embankment, thus recklessly endangering anyone in the area.  A search of the path of flight taken by NORWOOD resulted in the recovery of a stolen, Glock .40 caliber firearm with one bullet in the chamber.  This firearm was positively identified as the same firearm used by NORWOOD in a previous shooting several days earlier also in Oxford.  A box of .40 caliber ammunition was found in NORWOOD’S vehicle.  NORWOOD subsequently provided an unprotected statement that the Glock firearm was his.


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.


The Butner Department of Public Safety, Oxford Police Department, Durham Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the criminal investigation of this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar handled the prosecution of this case for the government.

Updated November 29, 2017

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