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Hampton man to serve 10 years on gun, eluding charges

A Hampton man received a 10-year active jail sentence for possessing a gun and eluding police following a hearing in Gloucester Circuit Court on Jan. 24.

Edward Abioseh Cole, 30, was sentenced to five years for possessing a gun while possessing a Schedule I or II drug, two years for being a nonviolent felon while possessing a gun and five years, with two suspended, for eluding police. He pleaded guilty to the charges in Gloucester Circuit Court in October of last year.

Cole received a total of 26 years in suspended sentences for seven additional felonies, including three counts of distributing drugs, two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and one count each of possessing drugs and possessing drugs with the intent to distribute. He also pleaded guilty to those charges in October 2016. 

Cole was also ordered to pay $37,414.33 in restitution, which included $17,017 in medical costs incurred by a state police special agent who was injured during Cole’s arr...

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