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Red Springs Man Convicted of Firearm Offense

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

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal jury convicted a Red Springs man yesterday on charges of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Jonathan Revels, 57, was convicted for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The evidence presented at trial showed that on September 4, 2016, members of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and the Red Springs Police Department responded to shots fired on Kate Denny Road. Through the investigation, officers learned that Revels was involved in the shooting. Video evidence showed that Revels brought a firearm to the altercation, which was later recovered by law enforcement. Prior to this date, Revels had been previously convicted in federal court and sentenced to over a decade in federal prison.

Revels is set to be sentenced during the July 2021 term of court.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle accepted the verdict. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Red Springs Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Chad Rhoades and Brandon Boykin prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No.7:20-CR-20-BO-2.

Updated April 15, 2021

Firearms Offenses