An Austin man who recently pleaded guilty to a felony firearm possession charge in Mower County District Court has been sentenced to prison time.
29-year old Darnell Jones was arrested in September 2019 after a report of gunfire in the 300 block of 11th Street NW in Austin. Authorities reported that they found Jones standing in a yard with a gun hanging out of his pocket. Jones was tasered a short time later after reportedly not obeying police commands.
Jones pleaded guilty to a felony charge of being a violent felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced Friday to five years in prison, with credit for 186 days already served.
Court documents show Jones has 23 previous convictions in Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Dakota, and Hennepin counties dating back to 2009.