Armed Career Criminal Sentenced
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Charles Solomon Glover, age 48, of Columbus, Georgia, was sentenced on May 30, 2013 in Columbus, Georgia by the Honorable Clay D. Land, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Mr. Glover was sentenced to seventeen and one-half
(17 ½) years imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e).
In entering his plea of guilty to Count One of the Superseding Information, Mr. Glover admitted that on August 3, 2011, he possessed eight (8) firearms in connection with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Mr. Glover admitted that during a traffic stop for driving with a suspended license, a large quantity of narcotics was found in his possession. At a later date, a search was also conducted at a business registered in Mr. Glover’s name and his residence which yielded additional illegal drugs and firearms.
Mr. Glover’s prior convictions for burglary, several felony drug trafficking crimes, as well conspiracy to commit murder resulted in Mr. Glover facing a sentence of fifteen (15) years to life for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as mandated by the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984 (which requires a mandatory minimum of fifteen years (15) years to life for individuals with three prior convictions for either drug trafficking crimes or crimes of violence).
“Repeat offenders like Mr. Glover, need to be in prison for a long time, and as we continue to pursue these cases, that is exactly where they are going to find themselves,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.
This case was investigated by the Metro Narcotics Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Crawford Seals.
Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office at (478) 621-2602.