North Carolina man sentenced to more than eight years in prison, three years supervised release for firearm charge

Published 8:19 am Monday, April 10, 2023

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A Fayetteville man was sentenced Monday, April 3, 2023 to 105 months of imprisonment followed by 36 months of supervised release, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina. Kevin Anthony Harmer, 32, of Fayetteville, pleaded guilty on December 22, 2022 to possession of a stolen firearm.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, on May 5, 2021, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a domestic violence call. “Harmer was found near the residence with a loaded 9mm firearm in his waistband. While out on bond for that offense, Harmer was engaged in a verbal altercation with another man at a tobacco store in Fayetteville,” stated the release. “During the altercation, Harmer shot the other man in the foot. That firearm was reported stolen by Harmer’s fiancé’s father.”

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after the sentencing was concluded. U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III presided over the sentencing. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions along with the Fayetteville Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Charity Wilson prosecuted.

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