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St. Louis man going to federal prison for Cedar Rapids crime

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A St. Louis man is heading to federal prison for more than six years after pleading guilty to a Cedar Rapids crime.

Harris Ceaser III was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty in June to one count of possession of a firearm as a felon.

According to court documents, Ceaser admitted to possessing a loaded 9mm handgun in Cedar Rapids on March 24, 2014.

Court records show that while police were investigating a stabbing in the 1800 block of A Avenue NE, a woman reported seeing a man, later identified as Ceaser, run from the scene. An officer spotted Ceaser nearby, but Ceaser ran from the scene.

Ceaser was caught during a foot chase which was caught on a police dash cam. Court records say that video shows Ceaser throw a handgun over a fence during the chase. The gun, which was reported stolen, was recovered.

Ceaser, who was convicted in 2008 of possessing a firearm as an unlawful drug user, was on supervised release from this conviction at the time of the March 2014 incident.

Ceaser was sentenced to six years and six months in prison. That sentence will run consecutive to a 24-month supervised release revocation sentence that was imposed on April 25 in the 2008 case.

Ceaser has not been charged in connection with the stabbing.

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