Winterville Man Sentenced For Making False Statements About Gun Purchases

A Winterville man has been sentenced to a year in prison for making false statements to a federally licensed firearms dealer during the purchase of firearms.

Brandon Jamal Green, 24-years-old, previously pled guilty to the charge on September 15, 2013.

The investigation revealed that between June 6 and June 27, 2011, Green purchased three firearms that he later provided to his co-defendant, Joel Devon Williams, a convicted felon.

During the purchases, Green signed paperwork under oath swearing that the firearms were for his use.

After Green gave the firearms to Williams, Green filed reports with the Greenville Police Department and Winterville Police Department alleging that the firearms were stolen.

On January 27, 2012, one of the firearms that was purchased and reported stolen by Green was seized during a drug investigation in Washington, D.C.

Williams pled guilty to charges from the investigation but has yet to be sentenced.