Career criminal in Columbia sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for illegal gun possession
04/16/2014 4:40 PM
04/16/2014 4:41 PM
When Jeremy Jonel Frazier was pulled over for a traffic violation by Richland County deputies February 19, 2014, a loaded hand-gun was found under the front seat of his car. He told the deputies it wasn’t his gun, then said he bought it at the Jamil Temple gun show. Regardless of where he got it, he was not supposed to have any weapon because of a long list of criminal convictions in South Carolina including five separate armed robbery convictions, attempted armed robbery, assault with attempt to kill, shoplifting, and domestic violence.
After pleading guilty to illegal fire arms and bullet possession at the time of his arrest, Jeremy Frazier, 36, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, plus five years probation, on Wednesday, US Attorney Bill Nettles said in a news release. Because of a long rap sheet, Frazier was subject to tougher criminal penalties, Nettles added.
-- Rachel Myers Lowe
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