Columbia man sentenced to 15 years on firearm, ammunition charge

akflanagan@thestate.comJune 3, 2014 

— A Columbia man was sentenced in federal court to 15 years after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Charles Tarron Carter, 28, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release after serving his sentence, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

The sentencing is in connection with a 2011 burglary, according to Nettles

Columbia Police responded to a burglary at a home on Muller Avenue on June 29, 2011.

Officers said they found a door to the home and a door to an apartment in the back of the home ajar.

According to an incident report, officers found crack cocaine and a handgun in plain view. Officers also said they found items that belonged to Carter, who used the apartment in back.

Carter is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition based upon his prior convictions, Nettles said.

Carter has two convictions in state court for second degree burglary of a dwelling and two convictions for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, according to Nettles.

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