JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A judge has sentenced a 41-year-old Jacksonville man to 15 years in federal prison, officials announced Tuesday.
On Dec. 15, 2016, Raimundo Hogan was found guilty of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, according to the Department of Justice.
Hogan was a passenger in a car that was stopped in February 2016, according to testimony presented at trial. The car was pulled over for a seat belt violation, officials said.
Hogan ran from the vehicle with a pistol in hand, witnesses and police said at the time.
Soon after, he threw the Glock, which was later found. Police caught up with Hogan and arrested him after a short chase.
Hogan had prior convictions for escape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, armed carjacking, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to court documents and records from the Florida Department of Corrections cited in a news release.
Based on his previous convictions, Hogan wasn’t allowed to have a firearm or ammunition, under federal law.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case, which was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program, “a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities,” the department said.