Man sentenced to seven years for firearms possession

This is why criminals don’t take the criminal justice system seriously


GALVESTON, TEXAS – A jury sentenced Daniel Wayne Jones, 33, to seven years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

However, with good behavior, Jones could be released in about 2 years.

Sentencing in the 405th District Court followed the jury’s Wednesday conviction of Jones on charges stemming from a Dec. 26, 2020 encounter with police responding to a firearms disturbance call at a Galveston residence.

Officers found a 9mm handgun in Jones’ pants pocket, according to the district attorney’s office.

Jones stated the pants weren’t his and he didn’t know how the pistol got in the pocket.

According to the district attorney’s office, Jones was prohibited from possessing a weapon because he’d recently been released from prison for a 2016 drug offense.

According to the district attorney’s office, the prison sentence this week could have been for as many as 20 years because Jones has four felony burglary of habitation convictions.

During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence implicating Jones in two armed robberies of gas stations since December 2020.

Jones’ attorney argued that it wasn’t his client and that many black males look alike.

According to court records, Jones has been convicted of several felonies since 2006, including possession of a dangerous drug and burglary of a building.

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