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Hartsville man sentenced on gun charges

Jun 29, 2010 6:53:00 PM - thestate.com
A Hartsville man who was acquitted of rape and kidnapping charges after he was accused in 2006 of holding two girls in a dungeon was sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison for a gun crime related to those charges.

Kenneth Glenn Hinson, 51, was sentenced Tuesday on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s office reported.

In March 2006, Hinson was captured at the end of a three-day manhunt after it was reported that he held two 17-year-old girls captive in a dungeon. At the time of his arrest, Hinson had a Hi-Point 9mm pistol in his pants’ waistband. He was tried and found not guilty of the rape and kidnapping charges.

Tuesday was the second time Hinson had been sentenced for the gun possession conviction. The first time, U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten ruled that Hinson was an “armed career criminal,” which increased the length of his prison time. However, a federal appeals court ruled that Hinson did not qualify as an armed career criminal, so he was resentenced, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.

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