19-year-old student busted with prohibited sawed-off shot gun Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

On Monday October 27 a team of police officers acting upon information received visited the Novelo’s Terminal area where they set chase behind a group of 4 men who had just exited a bus at the terminal. In the end they caught up with a former Gwen Lizarraga High school student who was found in possession of a prohibited firearm, a sawed-off shot gun loaded with 4-20 gauge cartridges.

On Tuesday 19-year-old Jonathan Gideon, appeared in court before Magistrate Herbert Panton to answer to charges of keeping a prohibited firearm and ammunition. He wasted no time and pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 3 years for the prohibited firearm, and an additional 5 years for the ammunition.  Magistrate Panton ordered that the sentences run consecutive as stated by law.

In mitigation, Gideon said, “I apologize for what I did.”  He further explained to the magistrate that he had the firearm because he was tired of being disrespected and taken lightly.