Orangeburg man indicted on federal weapons charge

Eugene Jonathan James, 19, of Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WCBD) — An Orangeburg man has been indicted on a federal weapons charge.

Eugene Jonathan James, 19, of Orangeburg, was charged in a 2-count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

The felon possession charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years.

The obliterated serial number charge carries a maximum of 5 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Cayce Department of Public Safety, the Columbia Police Department, and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Stacey D. Haynes of the Columbia office for prosecution.

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