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Man gets more than 5 years in federal case
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Dec 12, 2013 | 1529 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jones County case of a convicted felon arrested for possession of a firearm in 2011 recently ended with a guilty plea in U.S. District Court and a sentence of 70 months to serve in the federal prison system.

Tony Bernard Haynes was sentenced in federal court Oct. 30 for the offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was indicted by a federal grand jury Nov. 15, 2012, on the charges of possession of marijuana and the firearm possession.

Haynes opted to accept the plea negotiation and pled guilty to count two of the indictment instead of going to trial.

The defendant was previously convicted of burglary, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine, all felonies. He served a year in the state prison system from Aug. 19, 2004, through Sept. 13, 2005, according to information from the Georgia Department of Corrections.

His most recent arrest took place March 25, 2011, when Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Angel Feliciano observed a taillight out and attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Haynes.

According to the deputy’s report, the vehicle did not stop and continued into Baldwin County.

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