LANCASTER — A Lancaster “career criminal” forbidden from carrying weapons will spend the next 15 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in federal court to selling a gun to a local pawn shop.
William Isom Satterwhite, 52, was sentenced Thursday in Columbia after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. After he’s released from prison, he will be on probation for the next five years.
Authorities say Satterwhite sold a gun at a local pawn shop in February 2010. Lancaster County Sheriff’s detectives familiar with Satterwhite’s criminal history discovered the gun sale while reviewing pawn tickets and notified the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Satterwhite pleaded guilty in May, nearly a year after he first pleaded not guilty, federal documents show.
He was forbidden from owning firearms after three prior convictions for burglary in South Carolina and a conviction for robbery in Florida, the release states.