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Saluda Felon Sentenced to 71 Months Imprisonment for Gun Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Zebedee Cleo Adams, age 37, of Saluda, South Carolina was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court in Greenville for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks of Charleston sentenced Adams to 71 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.

Evidence presented at the change of plea and sentencing hearing established that on September 5, 2015, the Saluda Police Department attempted to stop Adams for speeding.  Adams drove his vehicle at high speeds through a neighborhood.  Adams was apprehended when he wrecked his car into a ditch.  Adams was arrested, and had a loaded  Beretta .32 caliber pistol in his pocket.  Adams had prior felony convictions for which he had not received a pardon and was prohibited from carrying a firearm.

The case was investigated by agents of the ATF and Saluda Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office prosecuted the case.



Jamie Lea Schoen (864) 282-2100

Updated December 7, 2017

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