A convicted felon who lied to deputies about who he was has been ordered to serve three months in jail in addition to time he owes for violation of probation.
The defendant, Robbie Kilgore, was directed by General Sessions Judge Larry Ross to serve 90 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He will also lose his driver license for one year and must pay a $50 fine for driving on a suspended license.
Kilgore was arrested after he was pulled over by deputies for driving with expired tags. When asked for his identity, Kilgore gave officers a false name and birth date, something that was discovered immediately by officers. It was then learned Kilgore was likely lying because there was a warrant for his arrest for violation of probation.
It was also found there was a shotgun in the truck, something which is forbidden since Kilgore is a convicted felon. The case was settled in General Sessions Court. However, had it been taken to the federal level, Kilgore could have faced five to 15 years in prison under the federal trigger lock law which provides longer sentences for convicted felons caught in possession of firearms.
In other court cases heard by Judge Ross on the court’s trial docket Tuesday:
• Joseph Carroll was bound to the grand jury on the charge of domestic assault.
• Thomas Scott was bound to the grand jury on the charge of theft.
• Bobby Heatherly was granted an 11-month, 29-day judicial diversion and must pay $250 plus costs, perform eight hours public service work, and was warned to have no contact with the victim on the charge of harassment. The diversion means he may have his criminal record erased once his probationary period is over as long as he gets into no further trouble.
• James McCuller must serve 60 days for violation of probation.
• Lisa D. Minter must serve 60 days and have her probation extended by six months for violation of probation.