RIDGELAND MAN SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN PRISON
JANUARY 12, 2015
JEROME ANTWAUN BARNES LEN GILBERT JR.
Jerome Barnes, 24 of Ridgeland, was sentenced to a total of 3 years in prison today after pleading guilty to Possession of Schedule II Narcotics 2nd Offense & Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense. Barnes' charges stemmed from a November 28, 2013 incident on West Main Street at the North Railroad Avenue intersection where he was arrested and charged by the Ridgeland Police Department after being found asleep behind the wheel of a black Pontiac Trans Am in the lane of travel with a quantity of narcotics in his lap just after 5:00 a.m. Barnes' passenger Len Gilbert Jr., 24 of Ridgeland, was also arrested and charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine as well as Unlawful Carry of a Pistol after being found asleep in the passenger seat with a 40 caliber handgun in his lap. He received a sentence of probation after pleading guilty to the charges in February of 2014. Both sentences were handed down by The Honorable Carmen T. Mullen. Jerome Barnes was represented by Attorney Jim Brown of Beaufort and Len Gilbert was represented by Attorney Robert Hughes of Ridgeland.