Laurinburg man gets federal time on gun charge

Scott Witten -

GRRENSBORO – A Scotland County man has been sentenced to almost two years in federal prison on firearms charges, according to a U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Daquan Maurice Braddy, 21, of Laurinburg, was sentenced on Friday to 21 months in prison, authorities said. Braddy was arrested on May 7, 2016, “following calls to 911 stating that a man armed with a handgun was trying to gain entry to a church,” according to the acting United States Attorney Sandra Hairston.

Laurinburg police said that Braddy had tried to enter Mt. Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church on South Caledonia Road and St. James Holiness Church on Alexander Avenue.

He was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of breaking and entering, and going armed to the terror of the public and placed under a $40,000 secured bond.

Braddy pleaded guilty on Nov. 22, 2016, to the charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. He had been convicted in 2014 in Scotland County of possession of a firearm by a felon, for a prior incident. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anand P. Ramaswamy.

The sentence was handed down on Friday by Senior District Court Judge N. Carlton Tilley. Braddy was also given a three-year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Laurinburg Police Department, the Scotland County Sheriffs’ Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Scott Witten

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