Judge Joseph Jennings placed a Gloucester man on a monitoring bracelet for six months and handed him a suspended jail sentence in Gloucester District Court on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to having a shotgun without a firearms license.
James Yancey, 72, pleaded guilty to that charge and a charge of improperly storing a firearm in court Tuesday. Jennings sentenced him to 18 months in jail, which he suspended for two years. Yancey was also placed on probation until June 2014.
Police filed a criminal complaint against Yancey after responding to a Woodman Street residence in late October for a dispute between Yancey and his landlord.
According to police, the landlord said he saw Yancey put a shotgun in the back of his van. Yancey said the shotgun was unloaded, but that he didn't have a licence for it. Police confiscated it and handed Yancey a citation.
Charges of driving with a suspended license and having a false inspection sticker brought against a Gloucester man were dismissed in court Tuesday.
Jennings dismissed the charges, brought against Scott MacNiel, 42, of 116 East Main St., for payment of $200 in court costs.
Jennings continued charges of driving an uninsured motor vehicle and falsifying a license plate brought against Raem Scotti, 48, of 502 Washington St. He continued those charges without a finding until July 2013.
Scotti was also fined $100 for a breakdown lane violation.
Charges of driving on a suspended license brought against Joshua Movalli, 29 of 22 Woodman St. were dismissed Tuesday for payment of $150 in court costs.
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