Trenton Man, Gregory Wade Howard Sentenced for Possessing Firearms as a Felon
RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) A Trenton man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for possessing firearms as a convicted felon.
According to court documents, Gregory Wade Howard, Jr., 34, possessed handguns on two separate occasions in October and December 2019, while he was on supervised probation. On October 17, 2019, probation officers and deputies with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office found a handgun during a search of Mr. Howard’s residence in Trenton. On December 9, 2019, medical personnel and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Mr. Howard’s residence after an emergency call for assistance for a drug overdose. While rendering assistance to Mr. Howard the deputies found another handgun in the residence. Mr. Howard had previously been convicted of several felonies, including a previous federal conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Since 2017, the United States Department of Justice has reinvigorated the PSN program and has targeted violent criminals, directing all U.S.