Federal prosecutors say a Clay County man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years and four months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Lloyd Ellis Rapp, 44, of Duck previously pleaded guilty in November 2015 to the federal gun crime, according to a news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto's Office.

Rapp admitted that on June 15, 2015, he was fleeing on his motorcycle from the West Virginia State Police.

The high-speed chase ended with Rapp wrecking his motorcycle. After the wreck, he was arrested and law enforcement found Rapp in possession of a Hi-Point Model C-9, 9mm semiautomatic handgun.

Rapp was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of a 2008 felony conviction in United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, for distribution of methamphetamine.

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