Mullins Man, Robert Anton Warren Sentenced to Over Six Years in Federal Prison on Gun Charge
Florence, S.C (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that Robert Anton Warren, 26, of Mullins, was sentenced to over six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon.
Evidence presented to the court showed that on October 13, 2019, a sergeant with the Mullins Police Department was patrolling the area of Academy Street in Mullins when he saw a car that had no tag lights on the license plate. The sergeant initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who only had a beginner’s permit and had no licensed driver in the car. The sergeant also noticed that the expiration date on the tag was incorrect and appeared to have been altered. The sergeant issued the driver citations and asked the driver and passenger, Robert Warren, to step out of the car. Because the car was not registered, the sergeant proceeded with having the car towed.
During an inventory of the car, the sergeant located an extended magazine with seven rounds of 9mm ammunition under the passenger seat where Warren had been sitting.