Wilmington man to serve 7 years in federal firearms case

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Kevin Shey Robinson
Kevin Shey Robinson

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison on a weapon charge.

Kevin Shey Robinson, 31, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon in October 2015, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office Spokesman Don Connelly. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced Robinson to 84 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Robinson was named on a criminal indictment for the federal firearms charge in July 2015, Connelly said. Wilmington police located Robinson and arrested him for a probation violation on April 16, 2015.

“As officers were placing Robinson under arrest, Robinson told officers he was carrying a gun in the waistband of his clothing. Upon a search, officers found a loaded Ruger P-90 .45-caliber handgun,” Connelly said.

The criminal investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wilmington Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane J. Jackson prosecuted the case for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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