Sanford Man, Brandon Francisco Gamez Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm
GREENSBORO, N.C (STL.News) A Lee County resident was sentenced today in federal court in Greensboro for knowingly possessing a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony, announced Acting United States Attorney Sandra J. Hairston of the Middle District of North Carolina.
BRANDON FRANCISCO GAMEZ, age 21, of Sanford, North Carolina, was sentenced to a 120-month term of imprisonment by United States District Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. In addition to prison time, GAMEZ was ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay a special assessment of $100.00. GAMEZ pleaded guilty on December 17, 2020, to knowing possession of a Glock .45 caliber pistol after having previously been convicted of a felony offense punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.
Court records show that GAMEZ was arrested during a traffic stop along Washington Avenue in Sanford on October 9, 2019. GAMEZ attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended by the Sanford Police Department. GAMEZ had the gun on his person, along with cocaine base (crack) and oxycodone hydrochloride pills.
According to court records, the Sanford Police Department test-fired the gun in GAMEZ’s possession.