Felon Sentenced To 78 Months In Federal Prison

A 30 year-old felon with gun possession charges in Johnston and Harnett counties has been sentenced to federal prison.

Brandon Lee Oglesby of Dunn was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2017 charging him with possession by a firearm by a felon. In November 2017, Oglesby pled guilty as charged.

On Wednesday, Oglesby was sentenced by a federal judge in Raleigh to 78 months behind bars.

On December 12, 2016, a Dunn police officer was looking for Oglesby to serve a felony arrest warrant out of Sampson County.  The officer located the suspect at a gas station in Dunn.  Inside his truck, police found a .30-06 caliber rifle which was loaded with a round chambered.

In July 2017, Oglesby pled guilty in Johnston County Superior Court to possession of a firearm by a felon.

Federal prosecutors said the convicted felon unlawfully possessed three firearms between December 2016 and February 2017.

The case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

The investigation was conducted by the Dunn Police Department, Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette handled the prosecution of this case for the government.