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Harrisburg man gets 18 years under '3 strikes' law

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Harrisburg man will spend more than 18 years in prison on firearms charges under the federal "three strikes" law.

Eric Chambers, 44, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 200 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, followed by a 24-month sentence for violating the terms of his supervised release.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge William W. Caldwell ordered the sentence to follow a 25-50 year sentence Chambers received in July after a conviction in Dauphin County Court.

He was found guilty of attempted homicide for a September 2011 shooting at the Jazzland Bar on Walnut Street.

The firearms charge stemmed from his arrest at the Red Roof Inn in Swatara Township, where U.S. Marshals found a loaded handgun in his room.

Caldwell classified Chambers as an "Armed Career Criminal," a determination that allows for additional penalties to be imposed once someone has previously been convicted of three violent crimes or serious drug offenses.

 

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