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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Altoona, Pennsylvania Page to a Altoona Mirror local state saturday May 2,2015 jury convicts City Man of illegal gun Possession by Phil Ray Pray Altro Weir it or. Com to Olli Days Biho an Altoona Man with a criminal record was convicted Friday by a Blair county jury of illegal Possession of a handgun and carrying the gun without a License. The defendant. Davon Smith 29, of the 800 Block of 22nd st., will be sentenced duly 21 by trial judge Timothy m Sullivan he could face a lengthy sentence according to state cents made thursday before the Case began Smith on Thurston morning was trying to decide if he wanted a jury trial or would accept a plea agreement of 7-25 years in a state i Ison he eventually told his attorney Tyler Rowles of Hollidaysburg that he wanted a jury trial. Another Issue was whether Smith would repress a himself with Rowles on standby to provide him with advice or if he would be represented by Row i is. When Smith said he wanted to by his own lawyer Sullivan indicated that the trial would begin with Bowles representing him and at a recess Smith could make a final decision As to who would finish the Case As it turned out. Rowles repro tented Smith throughout the trial which included testimony on thursday and summations on Friday morning. The jury took Only to minces to find Smith guilty of the two offences. The Case said Blair county assistant District attorney Peter weeks was about a the responsible ownership of a he said americans have a right to own firearms but he cautioned a it is a right that can be taken he argued that Smith lost the right to carry because of his conviction As a juvenile for robbery in his native new Jersey. His record also included charges of retaliation against a witness and Domestic abuse that included harassment and stalking because of those past charges he was not permit Ted to possess a firearm on nov. 23, 2013, when he was approached by two City police officers. A flip Quot As Smith was known to patrolman Steven Miksich was walking in the area of fourth Avenue and 25th Street. Police had received a Mes Sage that two men were breaking into cars in that area and officers Miksich and Daniel Vasil went there to Cheek out what was happening. They came across Smith. The officers wanted to know from Smith if he saw anybody breaking into cars or if he could help police in any Way. Vasil testified it was not unusual for an officer to try to get information from a citizen in an Effort to track Down people breaking into cars. The problem began when Smith As he was talking to the officer kept putting his hand in his pocket he seemed to be a feeling for something a said Miksich. This was an indication the officer said there was something he did t want police to know about. He then saw the handle of news i Brief from around Pennsylvania Uniontown real estate Trust Selling three malls he Pennsylvania heal state investment Trust owner of the Logan Valley mall in Altoona said it plans to sell the Uniontown mall in Western Pennsylvania and two others it owns in Eastern counties later this year. The Uniontown Herald Standard reported company chief executive officer Joseph it Oradine announced those plans during a conference Call on first Quarter earnings. The other mails being sold arc Palmer Park mall in Northampton county and Springfield Park a shopping Center in Delaware county. The company Isnit saying who is buying the malls or for How much Only that they expect to Complete the deals by the end of summer. Howard bag with s63k in Bills found at Park a plastic bag containing $63,000 in moldy Bills has been found at a entre county state Park police said the discovery was made saturday by a Park visitor in Bald Eagle state Park. Police said paperwork found near the Money apparent in lists the name of the woman it belongs to and other information police believe will help them identify her. Authorities said a woman reported the Money missing nearly a year ago but lives out of state and did no to leave any Contact information. They Are trying to reach her. Indiana sex county guard gets special probation a former guard at a Western Pennsylvania county jail will spend two years on probation in a first offender program on charges he used Security cameras to Peep at showering female inmates. Under terms of the program 51-year-old Daniel Miller of new Florence can ask the court to expunge his arrest record on invasion of privacy charges if he completes the probation without incident. Miller also must perform Community service and undergo a mental health evaluation. Miller was working Midnight shifts monitoring the jails surveillance system when he was charged with moving a camera normally pointed at an exterior door so he could watch the showers. The alleged victims were 25, 27,30 and 32 years old. Jail officials Haven to said whether Miller resigned or was fired. Somerset iu8 Tutor sentenced in Pupil sex Case a Pennsylvania Public school Tutor charged with having sex with a 18-year-old student will serve probation in a first offenders program on a reduced charge of corruption of minors. Somerset county District attorney Lisa Lazzari Strasiser told the Somerset daily american she agreed to the Deal because 23-year-old Kaitlyn Mccool will lose her state teachers License As part of the agreement. The Johnstown woman was charged in february after a Windber student told police he had a sexual relationship with Mccool Over Christmas vacation and in january. Mccool worked As a Tutor for intermediate unit 8, which provides programs to schools in Bedford Blair Cambria and Somerset counties. The associated press submit your news online a handgun. Police patted Smith Down and found a .38 Caliper gun. He was asked where he obtained the gun. He said he got it from a this people Quot noting it was bought for him through what is known As a Straw Purchase. Police ran a Check on Smith and determined he did not have a License and that he had convictions for crimes that barred him from carrying a firearm. Defense counsel in a pretrial hearing questioned whether police were in the right for even stopping to talk to Smith that night the court ruled there was nothing improper with an officer asking Smith if he saw anybody who might have been involved in theft of items from automobiles. The defense attorney in the trial attacked the credibility of the prosecution witnesses he questioned whether police actually saw the butt of a gun before searching Smith noting that was an important Point and probably should have been but Wasny to included in the incident report of the Smith arrest. Weeks called the officers and then a series of witnesses who presented records indicating Smith had a past record and was therefore not legally in Possession of a gun that night Smith also faces charges on Possession with intent to deliver theft of a firearm and aggravated assault weeks said. He is presently in the Blair county prison. Mirror staff writer Phil Ray is at 94& 7468. Police state a to decide Case continued from Page Al trooper Jeffrey Petucci said Friday that the Case is now in the hands of the state attorney general a office a for review and a prose tutorial the officer in that Case patrolman Mark Sprouse is suspended without pay and is accused of assaulting Allen m. 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