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Jacob charged with unauthorized possession of firearm

Thursday, April 24, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERVICE

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31-year-old Jacob Carter of Wellington Street West was arrested by city police on April 23 and charged with one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Officers located a .22 calibre Ruger handgun at Mr. Carter’s residence.

He will be appearing in Bail Court later this morning.

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help me 4/24/2014 8:45:16 AM Report

was he not in trouble not that long ago
Sam C 4/24/2014 8:49:26 AM Report

help me... what's worse, repeat offenders, or someone new every time?
highway1 4/24/2014 8:51:40 AM Report

Nice gun...
TFinn 4/24/2014 9:07:20 AM Report

Sam C 4/24/2014 8:49:26 AM

They are both the same ...it's the punishment that would differ..!
theprotector 4/24/2014 9:35:40 AM Report

yep it is, good ol fashion double tap to the back of the head!
justsomeguy 4/24/2014 9:39:42 AM Report

@SamC - I'm increasingly wishing that Sootoday would discontinue the commenting function (not referring to your post, just the posts in general). However I don't believe they will because that feature probably attracts more local visitors to this site.

Mr. Poster 4/24/2014 9:58:39 AM Report

Maybe Sam could do a column on that subject. Pros and cons of online comment sections.
justsomeguy 4/24/2014 10:05:26 AM Report

I guess my point is that often the comments have little to no substance and are often either emotional reactions to the article subject matter or emotional responses to the comments. SamC included. This is not intended as an insult, just an observation.
CAMO1 4/24/2014 10:07:45 AM Report

How is it that unlawfully possessing a concealable restricted firearm as a criminal is a slap on the wrist while possession of a hunting rifle that the RCMP has declared prohibited because of its appearance owned by a person with no criminal history will get you 3 years in federal prison. can someone please enlighten me?
highway1 4/24/2014 10:49:02 AM Report

Nice gun for plinking is what I meant, I do NOT agree with theprotector.
highway1 4/24/2014 10:50:27 AM Report

CAMO, just because it's the law, does not make it right.
jonesur 4/24/2014 10:55:56 AM Report

CAMO1
As a tax-paying, law-abididing.citizen you should know better. Thus the 3 years, but the criminal is probably not responsible due to social injustices for which he has no control.
iamtc 4/24/2014 11:02:45 AM Report

Maybe he is trying to clean up the streets and needs protection from the crackheads.
joshua_r_b 4/24/2014 11:11:51 AM Report

Considering the public attendance of the arrest on hwy 17 north last night, I can't believe there hasn't been anything written about that. ESU, unmarked cars, traffic delays!!!
mac2 4/24/2014 3:22:23 PM Report

end the comments section? u would be ending some of these people's lives.

i won't mention any names, but i think you have a good idea, :p
Bad Dawg 4/24/2014 6:22:47 PM Report

a social injustice?? Is that new excuse for these wannabe gangsters?? He is a criminal and does not deserve any excuses on why he was in possession of a handgun. So what will his punishment be?? perhaps more probation?? lock him up for 3 years like they would you or I for unauthorized possession. But all of you fools who think these criminals are senselessly being ridiculed for crimes they are accused of committing should really be social workers and save them!! they man up to do the crime, but whimp out when they get the time.
adamz123 4/25/2014 5:54:11 AM Report

Everyone is so quick to judge and only perceive negativity. I'm willing to bet dude just wanted to protect himself.
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