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Currituck County man sentenced in federal court for illegal gun possession

A Moyock man was sentenced Tuesday, September 15 to 77 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents, Zakem Rahmere Clinton, 27, was found in possession of a loaded firearm upon the execution of a search warrant at his residence in Moyock.  The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office received information from Virginia Beach, Va. authorities that Clinton was among the individuals present at the scene of a homicide, according to the press release. When deputies executed the warrant, they found a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun in Clinton’s bedroom. He subsequently admitted to possessing the gun on the night the homicide occurred, stated the release.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert J. Higdon Jr. made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson prosecuted.

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