Assault of witness nets 7½ years in federal prison

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 07:17 PM

WILMINGTON — Waynemon Demount Bullock has been sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison.

Bullock, 25, was facing charges of assaulting a federal witness in October 2012. Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Fox sentenced Bullock to a total of 92 months followed by three years of supervised release.

Katherine Burnette, an assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuted the case.

According to investigators, Bullock and codefendant Ron O’Neal Hargrove assaulted the witness on Oct. 5, 2012, while at a convenience store on Andrews Avenue in Henderson, accusing the person of being a “snitch” and then beating the person.

Bullock was released from state prison shortly before the assault.

Bullock was convicted by a federal jury in May on one count of taking retaliation against a federal witness.

The case is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative encouraging federal, state and local agencies to cooperate in efforts to get repeat offenders off the streets. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted Henderson police in conducting the investigation.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.