Hakeem Jeffery has been handed a 2-year and 8-month prison sentence for the unauthorized possession of a firearm and six rounds of unlicensed ammunition.
This follows his involvement in a robbery at a Parham supermarket three years prior, where he faced charges ranging from aggravated robbery to possession of a firearm and ammunition.
In an unexpected turn, Jeffery pleaded guilty only to the firearm and ammunition charges, despite allegations of using the weapon in the heist, resulting in a theft of over $2,000.
The 25-year-old claimed to have rented a vehicle for a friend who left the firearm inside to avoid police suspicion.
Jeffery later took possession of the weapon, concealing it until May 14, 2020, when he handed it to another friend for safekeeping.
Following his arrest, he assisted the police in locating the firearm, which had been hidden at a different location.
The sentences for both charges will run concurrently, and the six months spent in pre-trial custody will be subtracted from the overall prison term.
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