TAMPA — A Tampa man with a criminal history that includes a conviction for manslaughter was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison Monday for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
U.S. District Court Judge Steven Merryday sentenced Willie C. Toney, 67.
He was convicted at trial in July.
Tampa police arrested Toney in 2009 after a report of shots fired in the Grant Park area.
Witnesses said Toney had been threatening residents and fired two shots in the yard of a woman who was then his girlfriend.
Officers spotted Toney and arrested him after a brief foot chase.
Officers said they saw him toss a .25-caliber pistol and ammunition for the gun in Toney's pocket.