Rocky Mount man sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Rocky Mount man with a history of felony convictions has been sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison.

According to deputies with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, 40-year-old Aaron Wiggins of Rocky Mount was sentenced to 7 years and 9 months in federal prison on February 9th after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Deputies say that they arrested Wiggins on January 6th, 2022 after they saw him trying to hide a gun in a trashcan outside of a house on the 800 block of Star Street.

According to deputies, Wiggins has an extensive criminal history that includes violent assaults and manslaughter.