A Pierce County man today was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after being convicted of being an armed career criminal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.
A jury in September convicted Dana Leon Brooks, 38, of being an armed career criminal in possession of a stolen gun.
Lakewood police arrested Brooks in June 2010 following a high-speed chase through a residential part of the city, according to a news release. He was carrying a loaded handgun at the time. The gun had been reported stolen.
Brooks, who had previous felony convictions for drug trafficking and burglary, was prohibited from possessing a gun.
Federal prosecutors told U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton that Brooks put civilians and law enforcement officers in danger by trying to elude police.