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Sequim teen sentenced to 39 months in plea bargain

Jonathan Dylan-Tyler Black, 19, has received a 39-month sentence for five counts of theft of a firearm, one count of residential burglary, one count of first-degree possession of stolen property and one count of second-degree burglary.

Each charge is considered a class B felony.

Judge S. Brooke Taylor sentenced Black to 31/4 years in state prison and $700 in court fees and fines for the crimes.

Black has been in the Clallam County Correctional Facility since he was sentenced in a separate case on June 30, 2008.

In the earlier case, Black received $1,950 in fines and three months in jail for the charges of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana, possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana and possession of a pistol while being of an age between 18 and 21.

The same day Black received sentencing on the earlier case, he was charged again for crimes dating back to late 2007, which he received sentencing for last week.

The gun charges originate from a September 2007 burglary in Port Angeles. The Sheriff's Office reported Black entered the workshop of the father of his ex-girlfriend and stole seven guns, which he reportedly sold and traded to others in the area.

In Taylor's sentencing documents, he indicated Black must tell officials where the guns may be and name whom he has seen in possession of the guns.

Taylor set a separate restitution hearing for March 5, when a price will be determined for the stolen property and levied against Black.

The remaining charges came from reports Black unlawfully entered a vehicle in Sequim in January 2008 and stole several items worth about $250 and allegedly stole a motorcycle from a garage in Sequim estimated to be worth $4,500.

Black reportedly tried to sell the motorcycle. He was unsuccessful and allegedly rolled it off a cliff so that it could not be found.

Black had been charged with more counts than he was sentenced for but they were reduced in number in exchange for a guilty plea.

He also received half of the midpoint of the standard range of prison time in the plea deal.

During the sentencing hearing, Taylor indicated Black could get out of prison in 20 months if he practices good behavior.



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