Walterboro Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison on Firearms Charges
Charleston, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Dominique Raheem Manigo, a/k/a “Doma”, age 19, of Walterboro, was sentenced for felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). United States District Judge David C. Norton sentenced Manigo to 48 months in federal prison with three years of supervised release to follow.
The evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing established that on April 4, 2017, Manigo initiated a live video stream on a social network platform that showed him sitting in his car with two other individuals packaging marijuana for distribution and possessing a shotgun and an AR-15 style firearm. As a result of this video, federal agents obtained a search warrant for Manigo’s residence, which was executed on April 19, 2017. During the search inside Manigo’s bedroom, agents located a pistol magazine that contained fifteen rounds of 9mm ammunition, a box containing thirteen 12-gauge shotgun shells, a box containing four rounds of .45 colt ammunition and one round of .223 caliber ammunition. Inside a shed on the property, agents located a green and black 12-gauge shotgun that was loaded with six 12-gauge shotgun shells, a Smith & Wesson .556 caliber rifle that contained sixty-seven rounds of .223 caliber ammunition and a bag containing twenty-one rounds of various ammunition. The .223 ammunition in the rifle was loaded into two large capacity magazines that were taped together.
Manigo has prior convictions for burglary and failure to stop for a blue light that prohibit him from possessing firearms and ammunition.
This case was investigated by Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Officers with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted pursuant to 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone’s longstanding partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office to target career criminals in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton, and Allendale Counties in federal court. Special Assistant United States Attorney Carra Henderson of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecuted the case.