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A Roanoke Rapids man charged in a 2018 high-speed chase was sentenced in Raleigh to a 41-month federal sentence today.

Tishawn Jermaine Edwards, 31, was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a statement this afternoon.

Roanoke Rapids police reported at the time officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 300 block of Monroe Street.

When they activated lights and siren the driver of the vehicle refused to stop.

The driver travelled through the city at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour, before being stopped on Highway 48 near Carico Road.

The United States attorney’s office said in its statement Edwards was caught with a firearm following the chase and has multiple prior felony convictions.

United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. made the announcement after District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced him.