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Possessing a gun gets local man 9½ years in federal pen

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By Kayla Vaughn

COLUMBIA – A Lancaster man with a long criminal record was sentenced to nearly a decade in federal prison Wednesday on one count of illegally possessing a gun.
Jamarcus Dontaye Patterson, 36, received a 9½-year prison term from U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The office of U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon prosecuted the case as part of the joint federal, state and local Project CeaseFire initiative, which aggressively prosecutes firearm violations.


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