Garner Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Garner man pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County District Court to
tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Deon Blackmon, 38, of 137 Richard Drive, Garner pleaded guilty on March 6, 2006
to five counts of attempting to evade or defeat the North Carolina individual income
tax. A former N.C. Highway Patrol trooper, Blackmon resigned from the Patrol
shortly after his arrest.
Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan sentenced Blackmon to a four-month minimum,
five-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and Blackmon
was placed on supervised probation for 12 months. He was also ordered to perform
100 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 criminal fine.
The state’s evidence showed that Blackmon prepared and filed fraudulent individual
income tax returns for the tax years 2000 through 2004 and used the extra money he
received to finish the upstairs of his home. The state issued Blackmon individual
income tax refunds totaling $15,832 that he was not entitled to receive.
Morgan admonished Blackmon during his sentencing and said that law enforcement
officers should hold themselves to a higher standard of conduct. The charges against
Blackmon resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department of
Revenue’s Criminal Investigations Division.
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