Norfolk, Virginia - Man was sentenced to serve a 16 month term of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release following his guilty plea to unlawful sale of a firearm to an unauthorized person.
RICHARD S. HARTUNIAN, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that yesterday TERRY DUNLAP., age 28, of Norfolk, Virginia, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Utica to serve a 16 month term of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release following his guilty plea to unlawful sale of a firearm to an unauthorized person. Dunlap pled guilty to selling an Iberia Arms .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol on the street in Watertown, New York to an unknown person in August 2007. The pistol was recovered by Syracuse Police during a vehicle stop on September 27, 2007. A trace of the pistol’s serial number led ATF Special Agents in Virginia to interview Dunlap, the pistol’s last known owner. Dunlap initially falsely claimed to Norfolk ATF Agents, that he was still in possession of the firearm. Dunlap subsequently admitted that he sold the firearm in August 2007 to an unknown person in Watertown. Still later, Dunalp admitted to selling a second pistol to an unknown person in Syracuse, New York in October 2007.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) Field Offices in Syracuse, New York and Norfolk, Virginia. Assistance was also provided by the Syracuse Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard R. Southwick.