A Rock Hill man was sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court Monday on firearm and ammunition charges.
Clarence Rhodes, 37, pleaded guilty to the charges in April following a June 2013 incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Rhodes was found on June 15 by York Police. He was intoxicated in a roadway and tried to flee, but fell. He had cocaine and a loaded .32 caliber handgun in his back pocket. The gun had one round and five spent casings. He admitted that the gun belonged to him.
Under federal law, Rhodes is not allowed to own a handgun based on past convictions, which include assault of a high and aggravated nature drug charges, trespassing, giving false information to police and several other crimes.
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The case was investigated by the York Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted as part of the Project CeaseFire initiative.