COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A 30-year-old Columbia man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
Officials said Donald Bendon ran away from a Columbia Police officer who tried to approach him on Oct.5, 2018. During the chase, officials said Benson took a loaded gun from his jacket and threw it away as he continued to run.
Following his arrest, evidence was used to identify Benson’s status as a validated gang member.
Benson was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison.