A man found hiding behind a water heater when police arrived to serve a warrant for his arrest has been handed a four-year prison sentence.
William Gage Rambo was given the sentence for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, simple possession of marijuana, and theft.
Rambo was arrested when deputies went to a home on Crisp Springs Road looking for him on outstanding warrants.
“We found a black car parked behind the house that had a stolen tag,” said sheriff’s deputy Brystol Davis, noting they suspected Rambo was hiding in the house when they heard the sound of running water. “We determined he was in the house due to hearing water running in the house and that his grandmother was not home.”
Deputies spent 30 minutes trying to get someone to come to the door before they forcibly entered.
“There was a loaded Glock handgun lying in the open in the living room along with a green, leafy substance, a syringe, two scales and a plastic bag with residue,” said deputy Davis. “Rambo was hiding in a hallway closet behind a water heater.”
Rambo reportedly confessed to being the owner of the marijuana and paraphernalia.
The paraphernalia charge was dismissed as part of his plea agreement.
Mycah Logan Cole was with Rambo at the time. Her charges are scheduled to be settled Oct. 31.