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United States of America v. Timothy Andrew Wofford
Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina
Case Number: 7:17-cr-00216-TMC
Judge: Timothy M. Cain
Court: United States District Court for the District of South Carolina (Richland County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Jennifer Elizabeth Wells
Defendant's Attorney: Lora Collins Blanchard - FPD
Description: Columbia, SC - Spartanburg Man Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court on Firearms Charges
Timothy Andrew Wofford, age 39, of Campobello, pled guilty in federal court in Greenville to felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. United States District Timothy M. Cain accepted the plea and will impose sentence after United States Probation prepares a pre-sentence report. Wofford, based on prior felony convictions, is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. He faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on the evening of October 6, 2016, members of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) responded to a vehicular accident in Campobello, South Carolina. Timothy Wofford was the driver of the vehicle involved and was thrown from the vehicle during the wreck. Officers recovered a 9mm pistol next to Wofford and secured a 12-gauge shotgun from the Wofford’s vehicle. The 9mm pistol was reported stolen out of Lebanon, Tennessee.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Highway Patrol, and ATF investigated the case.