Simpsonville Man Found Guilty Of Being “Felon In Possession Of Body Armor”

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By Paul Alongi • May 15, 2008 A Simpsonville man is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty of being a felon in possession of body armor and a firearm, according to records filed in U.S. District Court in Greenville.

Gerald Brown, 34, could face life in prison when he appears before U.S. District Judge Henry M. Herlong, said Acting U.S. Attorney for the state Kevin McDonald.

Sentencing hasn’t been scheduled.

Greenville County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about a home invasion in progress in Taylors on June 12, 2007, McDonald said. Within minutes of deputies setting up a perimeter, a man wearing body armor and carrying a gun ran outside the house and into a wooded area, he said.

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Deputies arrested the man and found a .40-caliber firearm and body armor nearby, McDonald said.

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