By Zaya Williams
Hakeem Jeffery was sentenced to just over two years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and six rounds of ammunition, for which he was not licensed.
This sentencing comes after prior accusations of robbing a Parham supermarket three years ago, where he had initially faced charges of aggravated robbery, robbery, possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition.
However, in a recent twist, Jeffery pleaded guilty only to the last two charges, despite the previous allegations that he had used the firearm during the supermarket heist, making off with over $2,000.
Jeffery while 25 is said to had rented a vehicle to transport a friend, who left the firearm in the vehicle, explaining that he wanted to avoid arousing suspicion from the police.
Jeffery decided to take the firearm and hide it. On May 14, 2020, he handed the firearm to another friend and asked him to store it for him, which his friend agreed to.
A few days after his arrest, Jeffery guided the police to the last person he had entrusted the gun with, intending to show them the firearm. However, the firearm had been stashed at another person’s residence and was later discovered there.
On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months for each charge, with both sentences ordered to run concurrently.
Additionally, the six months he had spent in custody awaiting trial will be deducted from his overall sentence.