Jury Convicts Kalid Koron Ocean-Avent, Rocky Mount Gang Member of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) Late yesterday a federal jury convicted a Rocky Mount man on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Kalid Koron Ocean-Avent, 23, a member of the 9-Trey Bloods, led Rocky Mount Police Officers on a high-speed chase through the area of Cokey Road and Long Avenue at 2:00 a.m. on January 16, 2020. A fter Ocean-Avent wrecked his car and ran from the scene, officers chased down and arrested Ocean-Avent in a nearby yard. Upon searching Ocean-Avent’s car, officers found a stolen firearm in the open dash compartment, along with Ocean-Avent’s cell phone and marijuana.
At the time of his arrest, Ocean-Avent was on Federal post-release supervision stemming from a 2019 conviction in the Eastern District of North Carolina for distribution of heroin, a felony offense.
United States Attorney Higdon stated: “We are grateful for the jury’s verdict finding this defendant guilty. As part of our ongoing effort to Take Back North Carolina from violent criminals, we are pursuing gang members – particularly members of the United Blood Nation – and others who use and carry firearms illegally.