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North Carolina man sentenced for being a felon in possession of a gun

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Michael Alan Jones, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, was sentenced to time served (10 months) by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the case, stated that in February 2019, Jones was convicted in Alamance County, North Carolina, of two felony crimes, and as a result is legally prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. On March 19, 2022, in the Town of Leroy, in Genesee County, Jones possessed a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition in a vehicle in the vicinity of Route 33 and Griswold Road and School Road.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff William Sheron, Jr., and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia. 

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Barbara Burns


Updated September 28, 2023

Firearms Offenses