Jury convicts suspect for retaliation

May. 03, 2013 @ 06:01 PM

Waynemon Demount Bullock, a 25-year-old from Henderson, was convicted Thursday by a federal jury of retaliating against a federal witness.

Bullock was investigated by the Henderson Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker, Bullock assaulted the witness on Oct. 5 of last year. The witness had testified in front of Senior Judge James Fox.

Bullock and a co-defendant approached the witness at a Henderson convenience store, accused the witness of being a “snitch” and beat the witness.

Bullock was recently released form the N.C. Department of Corrections prior to assaulting the victim.

Bullock could face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment at sentencing.

Investigators and prosecutor Katherine Burnette moved the case through the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which encourages federal, state and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.