Sword-carrying man who sneaked around jail pleads guilty.

November 7, 2017

Ricky Todd Wilson in 51st Circuit Court.

Sword-carrying man who sneaked around jail pleads guilty.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 22-year-old Flint man admitted in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 7, that he was carrying five swords when he was sneaking around the Mason County Jail the night of Sept. 15. See related story here.

Ricky Todd Wilson was arrested after sheriff’s deputies viewing security cameras at the jail noticed him acting suspiciously in front of the building.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole previously said when Wilson was confronted, deputies discovered he was carrying several knives including a 26-inch Samurai sword, a 19-inch Samurai sword, a switch blade and a dagger.

Wilson pleaded guilty as charged Tuesday to a felony of carrying a concealed weapon, which is punishable to by up to five years in prison.

His plea agreement calls for serving up to six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term; probation; and forfeiture of the weapons.

“I had three Samurai swords on my back and two in a bag,” Wilson testified before Judge Susan K. Sniegowski. “The longest one was concealed by my trench coat and on my back.” Wilson said he was sitting by “the police man statue” when he was carrying the swords.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m.

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