Wilmington man sentenced to federal prison in firearm case – Port City Daily

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on a firearm conviction.

Irving Bennerman, 47, was sentenced to 210 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release in U.S. District Court on March 12. According to U.S. Attorney’s Office Spokesman Don Connelly, Bennerman was indicted in August, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. He pleaded guilty to the charge in November.

In May 2013, Bennerman reportedly attempted to sell an assault rifle out of the trunk of his car in the Jervay public housing community.

“Law enforcement responded to the area and found Bennerman with two other individuals near the car,” Connelly said. “After consent was given to search the car by the driver, law enforcement found a Bushmaster, model XM15-E25, .223-5.56 mm semi-automatic rifle, 10 large-capacity magazines–capable of holding 30 rounds each–and over 400 rounds of ammunition in the trunk of the car.”

The investigation was conducted by the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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