16-year-old charged with having firearm at A-W

Posted March 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm

On Friday, trial documents were filed in Plymouth County District Court regarding a 16-year-old Akron boy having a firearm in his vehicle on school property.

David Irizarry Jr., is accused of Class D Felony: Unauthorized Possession of an Offensive Weapon and Class D Felony Carrying Weapons.

According to the trial information, on or about Feb. 28, Irizarry Jr. allegedly did knowingly and without authorization possess an offensive weapon: a shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches in length, and did carry, go armed with or transport a firearm: a sawed-off shotgun on the grounds of the Akron-Westfield Community School grounds.

According to a court affidavit, Akron police found a black shotgun in Irizarry’s vehicle. “The weapon was unloaded but was not in a case. Also, the weapon and ammunition for the weapon were within the reach of the driver’s seat of the vehicle.”

Irizarry was arrested on Feb. 28 and later released on his own recognizance and to the custody of his parents. The Adult Public Defender’s Office is designated to represent Irizarry.

An arraignment hearing on the charges has been set for 9:30 a.m., March 17 at the Plymouth County Courthouse.

According to Plymouth County Attorney Darin Raymond, because of the charges, this case is not starting in Juvenile Court but in District Court. Irizarry’s attorney may ask that it be transferred to Juvenile Court.

Class D Felonies have a punishment of a maximum five years in prison but there is no minimum prison sentence. There is also a minimum fine of $750 with a maximum of $7,500.

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