Man with extensive criminal history sentenced to 7 years for illegal possession of a gun
POSTED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 3:49pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 5:13pm
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (NBC33) — A man who has been arrested in St. John the Baptist Parish 26 times over the past 11 years is back behind bars again. He was sentenced last week to spend the next 7 years in prison after he skipped out on his first court date.
On May 20, 2013, Ronald Weber, 28, pled guilty to the charge of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. However, he did not show up to court the following day for sentencing, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The U.S. Marshalls Task Force located Weber on June 25, 2013. He later appeared in court and was sentenced to 7 years in prison.
According to officials at the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, Weber has an extensive history with law enforcement. They say his charges stem back to July 2002 and include, but are not limited to, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Possession of Schedule I CDS, Resisting an Officer by Flight, Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, Criminal Trespassing, Disturbing the Peace, Simple Burglary of an Immovable, and Carrying a Concealed Firearm.
Under Louisiana law, Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon is a felony charge that typically carries a sentence of up to 10 to 20 years.