A Rock Hill man who authorities say admits to being a Bloods gang member was sentenced in federal court on Friday morning to 21 months of prison time and three years of supervision after his release.
DVario Rishad Crocker, 24, previously plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles office.
Chief U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten passed down the sentencing in Columbia.
Crocker was arrested in 2012 by Rock Hill Police on the firearm possession charge, Nettles' office said.
Police said then that they found a loaded Hi-Point .40 caliber handgun in Crockers waistband.
Officers were on patrol the night of Feb. 2, 2012, looking for a fugitive on an outstanding warrant, according to the U.S. Attorneys office news release sent Friday.
Rock Hill Police saw multiple known gang members in a yard while on patrol, the release states.
Due to recent gang violence and actions by some people in the yard, police conducted a pat down of some people for the officers safety, according to the release.
Crocker is prohibited from carrying a gun or ammunition due to prior state felony convictions. Hes previously been convicted of burglary second degree and possession of a stolen car.
He was on parole when Rock Hill Police arrested him last year.
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