A judge sentenced a Goose Creek man to more than 19 years in federal prison on weapons charges Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge P. Michael Duffy sentenced Robert L. Gillikin, 44, to 235 months in prison on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possessing stolen weapons.
Gillikin was arrested July 4, 2009 after a witness reported he was riding a moped with a shotgun wrapped in a towel. When Goose Creek police officers attempted to stop the moped, Gillikin kept driving until he wrecked. He ran from officers but was eventually caught by a bystander, according to William Nettles, U.S. Attorney for South Carolina.
Nettles said the judge sentenced Gillikin as an armed career criminal and career offender given his criminal history.
The case was investigated by the Goose Creek police department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.