A Longs man has been sentenced to 15 years on a gun charge.
Quinn Hakeem McCray, 29, was sentenced in federal court in Florence, according to a press release from Sherri A. Lydon, U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina. A judge sentenced McCray to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of court-ordered supervision, after McCray pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition.
On June 28, 2018, officers with the Horry County Police Department and U.S. Marshals Task Force were reportedly attempting to locate McCray in reference to an outstanding warrant, the release said. Officers reportedly saw him riding as a passenger in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.
“When the vehicle came to a stop, McCray fled on foot, and police noted that he was carrying a pistol with a high-capacity magazine in his hand. After a brief foot chase, police caught up to McCray and arrested him,” states the release. “Federal law prohibits McCray from possessing firearms or ammunition based on his prior state convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, pointing and presenting a firearm, and strong arm robbery.”
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the HCPD. The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecuted the case.