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Salisbury man sentenced to prison for nearly eight years for firearm conviction

GREENSBORO — A Salisbury man was sentenced to 92 months in prison on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin of the Middle District of North Carolina.

LaMichael Donell Feamster, 27, was sentenced Sept. 27 in federal court in Greensboro by Senior District Judge Carlton Tilley Jr. Feamster was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay a $100 fee.

He pleaded guilty on July 8 to possessing a 9mm handgun even though he had been convicted of a felony offense that was punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.

Court records show that on July 16, 2018, officers with the Salisbury Police Department tried to serve Feamster with an outstanding arrest warrant at a home in Salisbury. When officers arrived, Feamster was standing on the sidewalk near the rear of his apartment. When told to walk toward the officers, Feamster instead ran into the apartment. He was apprehended soon after, and during his arrest, a silver 9mm SSCY Industries handgun fell out of his waistband.

The firearm had been reported stolen in May 2018. Detectives reviewed surveillance video of the theft and identified Feamster as the thief.

Feamster was convicted in 2014 on a charged of felony eluding arrest, which resulted in a prison term of seven to 18 months.

The case was investigated by the Salisbury Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Terry M. Meinecke.

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