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Lumberton man faces federal time for illegal firearm

Revised on: 06.18.2018 at 12:08 p.m.

Posted on: 06.14.2018 at 03:02 p.m.

A Lumberton man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possession of an unregistered firearm.

The U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Roderick McNeill,23, to 40 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.

McNeill was named in an Indictment on June 22, 2017. On March 12, he pled guilty to one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.

On April 4, 2016, Lumberton Police Department officers responded to a complaint of shots fired in the vicinity of a business which had both a restaurant and convenience store in the same building. Upon their arrival, investigators recovered a sawed-off, 8-inch long, Braztech 20 gauge shotgun, which was thrown on the roof of a church by McNeill. The shotgun had a makeshift pistol grip attached to the action and barrel, which was wrapped in electrical tape. No serial number was visible on the shotgun and it was loaded with one live 20 gauge shotgun round. Investigators also discovered three rounds of .38 Special caliber ammunition, one additional 20 gauge shotgun round, and a metal adapter which was designed to fit into the chamber of the shotgun to allow it to fire .38 caliber ammunition.

On Nov. 7, 2016, McNeillwas arrested at his home in Lumberton on numerous outstanding warrants for charges that included conduct related to the possession of a sawed-off shotgun on April 4, 2016.

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