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Raleigh Man Sentenced for Firearms Offense

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

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced TIMOTHY TYRONE HORTON, 37, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 87 months’ imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Horton was named in an Indictment filed on August 28, 2018, charging him with felon in possession of a firearm.  On November 13, 2018, HORTON pled guilty. 

On March 12, 2018, Raleigh Police Department officers arrested HORTON on an outstanding warrant. During the arrest, they found a firearm in HORTON’s waistband. HORTON was previously convicted federally of being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2009.  

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Raleigh Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).

Updated June 25, 2019

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