John's Island man sentenced on gun charges

Columbia, SC - Columbia, SC (WMBF) – A John's Island man is sentenced on gun charges after he led police on a high speed chase.

Kendall T. Cohen, 31, of Johns Island, SC, was sentenced today in federal court for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, according to United States Attorney William N. Nettles.

Evidence established that Cohen led Deputy Sean James of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office on a high speed case after Cohen was observed traveling 76 mph on Route 17.

Cohen's speed reached over 90 miles per hour during the course of the chase and included him driving in the wrong lane on Route 17.

According to police, when Cohen stopped, he fled the vehicle carrying a shotgun and a revolver.  While running, he dropped the shotgun but kept the revolver and then he turned towards Deputy James with the revolver in his hand.

As a result, the deputy fired at Cohen, hitting him in the thigh and buttocks knocking him to the ground, where he was apprehended.

The case was investigated by agents of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, SLED and ATF.

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Senior United States District Judge Patrick Michael Duffy of Charleston sentenced Cohen to 223 months consecutive to a state prison sentence on a drug charge, which is unrelated to the federal gun charge.