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Wilson Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Hobbs Act Robbery

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced MURDOCK RAEFORD SHERROD, 53, of Wilson, North Carolina to 120 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of…

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Three Wilson Men Indicted on Drug Conspiracy Charges

United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury in Wilmington has returned indictments charging KENNETH RAY BARNES, a/k/a “Kenny,” age 49 of Wilson, NC, and JEFFREY BERNARD MOORE, a/k/a “Cookieman,” age 48 of Wilson, NC, with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the…



Federal Jury Convicts Wilson Man of Drug Possession

United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that, BONDURANT AKEEM RUFFIN, 34, of Wilson, NC, was convicted in federal court following a three day jury trial before United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan.  The jury found RUFFIN guilty of possession with the intent to distribute 500…



Federal Jury Convicts Wilson County Man Of Firearm Offenses

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that in Federal court, ROBERT LEE HOLDEN, JR., a 50-year-old resident of Wilson, was convicted following a two-day trial before United States District Chief Judge James C. Dever III.  The jury found HOLDEN…


Wilson County Woman Sentenced To Prison For Drug Trafficking

United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced CRYSTAL MARIE PATE, 32 from Lucama, North Carolina, to 138 months in prison, followed by 5 years of federal supervised release.  PATE was part of…




Wilson Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced WILLIAM MAURICE SADDLER, 35, of Wilson to 480 months’ imprisonment followed by a lifetime of supervised release.  On November 30, 2017, SADDLER was…