After pleading guilty to federal firearms charges, a known Bloods Gang member from Columbia was sentenced to 85 months in prison plus 3 years of probation in federal court, the U.S. attorney for South Carolina said Wednesday in a news release.
Kershaw County deputies captured Jaquel Sumter on Jan. 21, 2017, after a high-speed chase on I-20 that ended in Richland County when he and three others jumped from the stolen car they were driving and fled into nearby woods. A fully automatic weapon was found in the car, U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said.
The 23-year-old Columbia man, who plastered his gansta persona all over his Facebook page, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with with a filed off serial number in federal court on Wednesday.
Despite a long rap sheet of 13 convictions between 2004 and 2017 for crimes including burglary, assault and battery, disturbing schools, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon, Sumter has spent little time in jail, the government said during the sentencing hearing.
At the time of the high speed chase that led to his capture, Sumter was fleeing a 15-month sentence following conviction in Richland County on a charge of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, prosecutors said.