Felon Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Prison

A 34 year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Clarence Junior York of Dunn had pled guilty last October to being a felon in the possession of a firearm in federal court in Raleigh

On April 21, 2016, Dunn Police responded to a disturbance and located York lying on the ground partially in the roadway. He appeared to be intoxicated and was being questioned by police about the disturbance when they found a loaded handgun in his back pocket.

The case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

The criminal investigation was conducted by the Dunn Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and the North Carolina State Crime Lab.