Hollywood man sentenced to 10 years for handgun charge

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - A Hollywood man was sentenced to ten years in prison Friday for possessing a using a firearm as a felon.

Chancler D. Brown, 25, ran from North Charleston police during a December 2008 investigation. During the chase, Brown pulled out a pistol and fired at the officer.  Brown missed and continued to flee.  Brown fired again at the officer, and was able to elude capture.

Brown was apprehended the following day after members of the North Charleston Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Service located him hiding in a trailer.  Officers found the firearm inside the trailer underneath a couch.

Brown has an extensive criminal record, including a conviction for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

The case was investigated by agents of the North Charleston Police Department, the United States Marshal Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Modica of the Charleston office handled the case.

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