A person who has been convicted of a felony in Macon has admitted to having a wallet gun.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia said that Johnny Carl Sanedfur, Jr. pleaded guilty to having a gun while he was a convicted criminal and to having a gun that wasn’t registered.
The tweet below verifies the news:
The man had a wallet gun, noted for being small and easy to conceal. https://t.co/CUp5bNkuBy
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 11, 2023
Court records show that Sandefur was arrested for the first time in November 2022.
On Nov. 3, 2022, on Skipperton Road in Macon, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to catch a person who was wanted for an aggravated attack on a peace officer.
Both Sandefur and the person Macon police were trying to arrest were taken into custody with a. 22-magnum Derringer wallet gun, two knives, and drugs.
At the time of the incident, Sandefur had open arrest warrants in both Bibb and Houston counties. He also had multiple felony convictions for things like aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, terroristic threats, and theft by receiving.
The bag gun also hadn’t been registered, which is against the law at the federal level. Also, people who have been guilty of a crime can’t own guns.
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“Violent criminals caught with a gun, especially one that is easy to hide, like a wallet gun, will be held responsible,” said U.S. Attorney Peter D. Leary. “With the help of our law enforcement partners, we are working to bring violent offenders who have done this before to justice.”
Sandefur pleaded guilty on June 8, and he was to be sentenced on September 6. The USAO says that he will not be able to get release.
Sandefur could get up to 15 years in prison, plus three more years of controlled release and a fine of $250,000.
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