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Charod Terron Terry
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Man Sentenced To Federal Prison Term For Firearm Offense

On Thursday (June 27) U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced 35-year-old Charod Terron Terry of Mooresville, N.C., to 110 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon. The announcement was made by Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

According to court documents and Thursday’s sentencing hearing, on July 14, 2022, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a vehicle check when they observed a car attempting to evade the checkpoint. Law enforcement proceeded to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle. Terry was a passenger in the vehicle.

During the stop, law enforcement asked Terry to exit the vehicle. As Terry exited the vehicle, the deputies observed a partial firearm hidden inside a bag that was tucked between the passenger seat and the passenger door of the vehicle. Law enforcement retrieved from the bag a firearm, as well as trafficking quantities of fentanyl and cocaine base. During the investigation, law enforcement determined the firearm belonged to Terry.

Testimony also showed that Terry had dealt cocaine base to undercover officers on eight different occasions in 2021. Court records show that Terry is a felon with prior convictions for drug possession and he is prohibited from possessing a firearm. At the sentencing hearing, Terry received an enhanced sentence for his use of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking.

On February 2, 2024, Terry pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.

In making the announcement, U.S. Attorney King thanked the ATF, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, and the Statesville Police Department for their investigation of the case.