A 22-year-old gang member in Grant County has been sentenced to 23 consecutive years in prison.
Superior Court Judge John Antosz followed the prosecutor's recommendation and sentenced Eddie Hernandez for the crimes of Residential Burglary, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.
Hernandez plead guilty to two of the charges in connection to an incident on June 17, 2013, when police stopped a vehicle he was a passenger in.
“Mr. Hernandez fled the scene, discarding numerous shotgun shells as he ran. Officers later found a sawed-off shotgun on the floorboard of the seat that Mr. Hernandez was seated in. Based on this evidence, Mr. Hernandez plead guilty to Unlawful Posession of a Firearm in the First Degree,” said Grant County Prosecutor Angus Lee.