Lancaster man gets 15 years prison on gun charge

adouglas@heraldonline.comJanuary 18, 2013 

A 24-year-old Lancaster man received a 15 year prison sentence Friday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Gary Davis, Jr., of Lancaster was arrested in 2010 after police found a revolver and a bag of marijuana in his car, according to a press release sent by the United States Attorney’s Office in S.C.

Davis failed to stop at a housing complex security checkpoint in November 2010, the release states. A security officer caught up with Davis, according to the release, and could see the gun in the floorboard on the driver’s side of Davis’ car.

Lancaster City Police responded and Davis gave officers consent to search his car. Lancaster officers found the gun and drugs in the vehicle, the release states.

United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie of Columbia sentenced Davis to 15 years imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release and a $100 fine, the release states.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lancaster City Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney William K. Witherspoon prosecuted Davis.

Anna Douglas 803-329-4068

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