A New York City man has been sentenced to 13 years and four months in jail on drug and gun charges stemming from a shootout more than two years ago in the parking lot of the Augusta Walmart.
Reginald McBride, 41, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Tuesday after being convicted by a jury last March, U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank said in a news release.
During McBride’s trial, prosecutors presented evidence that McBride was carrying more than 40 grams of heroin and a 9-mm pistol when he drove a vehicle to the Augusta Walmart on June 26, 2016, according to Frank.
“When the defendant got to the Walmart, he engaged in a firefight with another individual,” Frank said. “After the shooting, the defendant fled in his vehicle. Officers located the defendant and recovered the heroin. Officers later seized a loaded revolver, two more firearms, ammunition, a speed loader, and a scope from the vehicle.”
No one was injured in the gun fire.
Last March, McBride was convicted on one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it and using a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense.
At his sentencing, Judge John Woodcock also ordered that McBride receive five years of supervised release.
McBride has several previous felony convictions from Virginia and New York under a combination of aliases, Frank said.