Charlotte --  Jeremy Isaih Perdue, 36, of Charlotte, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Alicia Jones, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Chief Johnny Jennings, of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), join U.S. Attorney King in making the September 14, 2023 announcement.

According to court records, on May 19, 2021, CMPD officers saw Perdue selling drugs in a parking lot in Charlotte. CMPD officers approached Perdue. After a brief struggle, Perdue was detained. During the struggle, the officers observed a firearm tucked in Perdue’s waistband. The officers removed the firearm, which was a semiautomatic pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition. In addition to the firearm, law enforcement also seized from Perdue and his vehicle methamphetamine, cocaine, and more than $1,100 in cash. Perdue has prior felony convictions and he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Purdue pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Today, he was sentenced by the Honorable Kenneth D. Bell, who ordered Perdue to serve three years of supervised released following completion of his prison term.

U.S. Attorney King thanked the ATF and CMPD for their investigation of the case.

Assistant United States Attorney Taylor G. Stout, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
Updated September 14, 2023


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