Greenville Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Gun Charge
Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Dustin Gregory Martin, age 47, of Greenville, was sentenced in federal court in Greenville for felon in possession of a firearm, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g). United States District Judge Michelle Childs imposed a sentence of 115 months followed by three years of supervised release.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on April 5, 2017, Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motel room on Augusta Road in reference to locating a wanted person. Martin was in the room when the Deputies arrived and a Glock .9mm pistol was seized from under the pillow on the bed in the room.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated the case. This case is part of the Real Time initiative. Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen in the Greenville U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.
The Real Time initiative is part of South Carolina’s continued application of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.