Amber Township man faces jail time for gun crime.

March 8, 2016

Phillip Edwards with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 29-year-old Amber Township man pleaded “no contest” Tuesday, March 8, in 51st Circuit Court to a felony of receiving and concealing stolen firearms, and in exchange for his plea faces serving seven months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term.

Phillip Edward Roberts, Jr., of 184 N. Gordon Rd. was arrested last November by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for felonies of receiving and concealing firearms; two counts of felony firearms; possession of a firearm by a felon; and conspiracy to commit receiving and concealing firearms, along with a fourth-offense habitual offender designation.

In exchange for his plea to count 1, the other counts were dismissed. The charges stem from an incident involving the sale of a handgun that occurred in the fall of 2014 in the Village of Fountain, Roberts testified.

In addition to the jail sentence, Roberts will also be placed on probation; must pay restitution; and provide truthful testimony against any co-defendants in the case.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 19 at 2:45 p.m.

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