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North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in prison for ammunition charge

An Edenton man was sentenced July 21 to 120 months in prison for felon in possession of ammunition, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina. On April 19, 2021, Daniel Lee Herrar, 38, pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to court documents and other information presented in court, the Edenton Police Department responded to the ABC Store on North Broad Street for a report of shots fired. “Video surveillance from the store captured Herrar and another man in a truck engaging in a verbal altercation,” stated the release. “Herrar then pulled a handgun and fired at the man in the truck before it sped away.

“Officers recovered several spent shell casings from the scene. Herrar was found at a residence a short distance from the store and arrested,” the release continued. “Herrar is a convicted felon, having prior felony convictions for possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and assault inflicting serious injury. He also has at least 35 misdemeanor convictions.”

G. Norman Acker III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Edenton Police Department and Elizabeth City Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson prosecuted.

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