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A North Carolina Man Has Been Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for a Gun Offense

A Wilmington man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, and 3 years of supervised release for possessing a firearm while being a prohibited person and in connection with another felony offense.  On September 30, 2020, Herbert Anthony Sloan pled guilty to the charge.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, late on July 13, 2019, Sloan, 34, entered a home in Wilmington with a firearm.  Sloan was purportedly looking for a female who was not home.  Sloan remained at the residence with the female’s mother, however, and displayed a firearm while in the mother’s bedroom.  The mother reported being scared, feeling threatened and believed she was unable to leave.  The daughter learned of the situation and called 911.  Responding officers found Sloan on the sidewalk just outside the home and recovered a loaded .38 caliber pistol from Sloan’s waistband.  Sloan later tried to obstruct the investigation by pressuring the mother and her daughter to drop the charges.

Read the source article at U.S. Department of Justice

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