A Gloucester man was sentenced last week to 35 years in federal prison for drug, firearms, witness tampering and retaliation and obstruction of justice convictions, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Nathan DeAlbert Mattocks, 39, a previously convicted felon, was arrested in 2020 after the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call from an individual reporting that he was being shot at by a person following in another vehicle while driving on a main road in Gloucester.
Following an investigation, law enforcement identified a vehicle matching the description in which Mattocks was an occupant. Officers arrested Mattocks and discovered “Roxicet 30” pills containing fentanyl, and a semi-automatic pistol in the vicinity of the crime scene connected to Mattocks, the release stated.
After Mattocks was arrested and detained pending trial, he became aware of potential witnesses in his case that had provided i...
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