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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Greenville Man Sentenced to 5 Years Imprisonment for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

Columbia, South Carolina ---- Napoleon Isaac Mansell, age 35, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks of Greenville sentenced Mansell on May 23, 2018.

At an earlier guilty plea hearing, Assistant U. S. Attorney Jeanne Howard, established that on March 1, 2016, Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at Mansell’s residence on Old Buncombe Road.  The deputies found a .380 caliber firearm and ammunition inside Mansell’s residence.  Because of his prior criminal history, including felony convictions for distribution of crack cocaine and pointing and presenting a firearm, Mansell is prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.    

The case was investigated by agents of the Safe Street Task Force of the FBI, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, and ATF and was prosecuted as part of Project CeaseFire, a joint federal, state and local initiative focused upon aggressively prosecuting firearm cases in an effort to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer. Project CeaseFire is South Carolina’s implementation of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a crime reduction strategy originally launched in 2001. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority and reinstituted PSN nationwide. Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office handled the case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Lance Crick (864) 282-2105
Updated May 24, 2018