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Date: 09-14-2021

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United States of America v. Caleb Malik Batchelor

Case Number: 5:20-CR-541-D

Judge: James C. Dever, III

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (Wake County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Raleigh, NC: Felony possession of ammunition criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Caleb Malik Batchelor, age 23, on October 18, 2020, shot a female victim multiple times at the Highland Green Apartment Complex in Henderson, North Carolina. Batchelor and the victim had been involved in a domestic dispute. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries from the shooting but survived. Law enforcement recovered spent shell casings from the scene. About a month later, on November 16, 2020, Batchelor purchased additional ammunition from a gun store in Henderson. He is a convicted felon, having previous felony drug convictions, and was on probation from those convictions when he possessed the ammunition used to shoot the victim on October 18 and when he purchased additional ammunition on November 16, 2020.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Henderson Police Department, and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson prosecuted the case.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment on Count 1 and 115 months on Count 4 to be served consecutively - 235 total months, 3 years supervised release on Counts 1 and 4 to run concurrently, $200 special assessment, no fine; BOP Recommendations: mental health assessment/treatment, substance abuse assessment/treatment, vocational/educational opportunities, placement at FCI Butner.

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