North Charleston man gets 15 years for firing shots during attempted robbery

Horace E. Green

A North Charleston man who shot at a man during an attempted robbery was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.

Horace E. Green, 25, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston for discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles’ office.

The incident happened in June 2013 near the Greyhound bus station on Dorchester Road. Green tried to sell marijuana to a man who got off a bus, then tried to rob him, firing several shots from a .38-caliber revolver when the man ran, according to investigators. None of the shots struck anyone.

District Judge Richard Gergel sentenced Green to 15 years imprisonment, to be followed by four years supervised release.

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