Prison sentence could be life for 21-year-old

Dec. 04, 2012 @ 07:25 PM

Shyzer Monquez Ormond of Henderson pleaded guilty to federal drug and firearm charges Monday in Raleigh in front of U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt.
The plea will send him to prison for substantial time, and could be for life. Britt can sentence Ormond up to five years of active prison time for the marijuana charge and a minimum of five years, up to a maximum of life imprisonment, for the firearm charge.
Ormond, 21, of 738 E. Rockspring St., pleaded guilty to illegally having marijuana plant substance for sale and to having a firearm for furthering a drug trafficking crime. A grand jury had returned indictments against Ormond in September.
Henderson police were called to the parking lot of the Henderson Walmart on April 13 for a report of a man showing a gun in a car window. The vehicle was followed on Dabney Drive, stopped and Ormond was apprehended.
Investigation and prosecution was handled by U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker of the Department of Justice for the Eastern District of North Carolina; Henderson police; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
A police arrest record noted that police charged Ormond with felony possession of drugs, assaulting an officer by biting the hand and with resisting a direct order.
According to state prison records, Ormond carries a prior conviction on an armed assault felony stemming from an Aug. 3, 2009, incident.

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