By Ethan Colbert
On the eve of what was supposed to be the first day of a two day jury trial, it was announced that the defendant would be withdrawing his plea of not guilty and entering a guilty plea.
According to court officials with the Pike County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, Don Weaver, Jr., of rural Bowling Green, pled guilty on Monday to the Class E felony of Unlawful Use Of A Weapon.
As a result of his plea, Judge Kelly Lovekamp has sentenced Weaver, Jr., to 5-years of supervised probation, with a 30-day sentence in the county jail. The judge is allowing for the time Weaver, Jr., has already spent in the county jail to count towards his sentence.
Also included in the sentence, Weaver, Jr., can not own or live with someone who owns a firearm during the five years of his probation. He must also complete 100 hours of documented community service within the next calendar year.
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