Red Springs Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Firearm Crime

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Jonathan Revels, 57, from Red Springs was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.  A federal jury convicted him in April of 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. 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 the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 7:20-CR-20-BO.

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