Description: Winston-Salem, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with production and possession of child pornography under the age of 12.
Officers encountered ZACHERY GRAY GUNTER, age 43, of Lexington, in May 2020. At the time, GUNTER had outstanding warrants. As part of an unrelated criminal investigation, officers discovered an image of child pornography. Upon further investigation, officers determined Gunter created child sex abuse materials of multiple minors.
GUNTER was sentenced today to a 360-month term of imprisonment by the Honorable Thomas D. Schroeder, United States District Judge in the United States District Court for the MDNC. In addition to prison time, GUNTER was ordered to pay special assessments totaling $2,200.00. He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography under the age of 12 and one count of production of child pornography on April 5, 2023.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Lindsey Freeman and JoAnna McFadden.
Outcome: Minute Entry for Sentencing proceedings held on 8/14/2023 before JUDGE THOMAS D. SCHROEDER as to Counts 2, 3. Counts 1, 4 Dismissed. Defendant present in custody. AFPD Lisa Costner present on behalf of the Defendant. AUSA Lindsey Freeman present on behalf of the Government. Defendant remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. Judgment forthcoming. (Court Reporter Jane Allen.) (Blay, Debbie) (Entered: 08/14/2023)