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Man found with two guns sentenced to two years, six months in prison

A man arrested after police found two guns in his car following a chase was on Friday sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

Jason Ferguson could avoid spending another year in prison by paying a $10,000 fine. In mitigating, attorney Ryszard Humes asked the court to be as lenient as possible so that Ferguson could return to his family.

Police intercepted the vehicle that Ferguson was traveling in near St. Barnabas Church and seized an Austria-Glock-21 and an Austria Glock-30S with 31 live rounds of ammunition on August 24, 2018. The firearms were found in plain view on the center console of the Chevy Cruze that was driven by Ferguson’s co-defendant Herbert Mackey. According to the evidence at trial, after Ferguson got into a fight at Charms in Palmdale, he asked Mackey to take him to his home at Woods Alley.

Ferguson allegedly returned to the vehicle with the two .45 pistols. One of the pistols had an extended clip.

They were headed back to the club when they encountered the police, the court heard.

Mackey led officers on a high-speed chase that ended at the juncture of Wulff Road and Blue Hill Road.

Mackey is due to appear in court for his decision on March 4. He had sent in a sick certificate excusing him from appearing in court last week.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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