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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The son of a former Boiling Spring Lakes police chief has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon.

As part of his plea, Michael Ballree will receive a suspended sentence and probation.

The indictment says Michael’s father, Emmett Ballree, gave him a Heckler-Koch UMP .45 caliber automatic weapon.

Emmett was the Boiling Spring Lakes police chief at the time.

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