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Roanoke Rapids Man Sentenced for Illegal Gun Possession

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

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Roanoke Rapids man was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Tishawn Jermaine Edwards, 31, was caught with a firearm after leading police on a dangerous high-speed chase in Roanoke Rapids. Edwards has multiple prior felony convictions.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Roanoke Rapids Police Department investigated the case.

Related court documents and information are located on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:18-CR-41-D.


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