• 66°

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.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Causey urges clothes dryer safety to prevent home fires

AG: North Carolina to continue seismic testing lawsuit despite WesternGeco application withdrawal

News

North Carolina’s unemployment rate falls to nearly half of lockdown’s peak

Crime

Arrest made in Saturday shooting on Knotts Island

News

NC 12 on Hatteras Island to reopen at 5 p.m., NCDOT advises ‘extreme caution’

News

NC 12 on Ocracoke back open, ferry service resumes

News

Overwash causes closure of parts of NC 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke

News

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

News

Regional COVID-19 case count update

News

Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

News

Duck Town Council reviews promotions and contracts

News

Mascot name change presentation brought to Dare Board of Education

News

Dare County warns about coastal flooding and NC 12 impact

News

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative linemen travel to Alabama to assist with Hurricane Sally damage

Crime

UPDATED: Body found in Virginia believed to be missing North Carolina man, suspect charged

Hyde

NCDOT: Bigfoot Slough dredging tentatively scheduled for next week

News

Cooper: North Carolina can elementary schools move to Plan A in October

News

ARHS reports additional COVID-19 related death in Bertie County

News

Unsettled weather visits Outer Banks

News

Four positive COVID-19 cases reported at Peak Resources

News

Additional COVID-19 related death reported in Pasquotank County

News

NC lieutenant governor: Reopen schools without mask mandate

News

Some North Carolina voters mistakenly get two absentee ballots

Currituck

Currituck County Board of Education names Lutz as superintendent

Lifestyles

Constitution Week begins Thursday

News

Demolition starts for new College of The Albemarle building