Dillon man sentenced for possession of a firearm

James Sellers, 35. (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
James Sellers, 35. (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - A Dillon, South Carolina man was sentenced to 210 months of imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release for felon in possession of a firearm.

United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that James Morris Sellers, 35 was sentenced in a federal court in Florence Friday by United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell. Sellers was arrested after officers of the Dillon Police Department responded to a shots fired call near 215 Hampton Street. Officers discovered a stolen Hi-Point nine millimeter pistol sticking out of his right jacket pocket. Sellers had felony convictions in South Carolina and the federal judicial system.

After a one-day trial, Sellers was found guilty on March 10, 2014 in a federal district court in Florence. Dillon Police Department and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case. Buddy Bethea of the Florence office prosecuted the case.

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