A Camden man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to a press release issued by South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.
Senior U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie accepted 22-year-old Swan Nicoyis Jackson’s guilty plea and will impose sentence after reviewing a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.
Evidence presented in court established that on the morning of June 2, 2017, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies encountered Jackson and another man walking down railroad tracks near a neighborhood that had recent thefts. When deputies asked Jackson and the other male to stop, they both ran. Deputies could smell marijuana emanating from their direction. During the chase, Jackson fell and deputies were able to catch up to him and found a 9mm handgun in his pants pocket, along with marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the firearm had been reported stolen from a residence.
When deputies arrested Jackson, the Camden Police Department (CPD) charged him with first-degree assault and