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North Carolina man convicted of firearm offense by federal jury

A federal jury convicted a Red Springs man April 13 on charges of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Jonathan Revels, 57, was convicted of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. “The evidence presented at trial showed that on September 4, 2016, members of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and the Red Springs Police Department responded to shots fired on Kate Denny Road. Through the investigation, officers learned that Revels was involved in the shooting. Video evidence showed that Revels brought a firearm to the altercation, which was later recovered by law enforcement. Prior to this date, Revels had been previously convicted in federal court and sentenced to over a decade in federal prison.

Revels is set to be sentenced during the July 2021 term of court.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle accepted the verdict. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, Red Springs Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Chad Rhoades and Brandon Boykin prosecuted the case.

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