Greenville Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison After 2011 Shooting

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A young man from Greenville who was charged in an axe attack as a teenager has now been sentenced to spend a decade behind bars for having a shotgun he should have never had as a felon.

21-year-old Markis Allen of Greenville was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 10 years in prison followed by three years supervised release. He pleaded guilty in March to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after Greenville Police say they found him with a shotgun after someone was shot and wounded in October 2011.

When Allen was 16-years-old he was accused of attacking a youth camp security guard with an axe at the Eckerd Youth Camp for at-risk youth in Carteret County.