North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearm charge

Published 1:58 pm Monday, December 13, 2021

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Jonathan Revels, 57, of Red Springs, was sentenced Thursday, December 9 to 120 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina. A federal jury convicted him in April 2021.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, on September 4, 2016, members of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and the Red Springs Police Department responded to shots fired at Kate Denny Road.

“During the investigation, officers learned that the defendant, Revels, was involved in the shooting, which resulted in the death of a male victim,” stated the release. “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.”

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Michael F. Easley Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. 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.