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Julio Ardon

Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014. 10:15 pm CST.

Julio Ardon

Julio Ardon

Thursday, December 4, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Twenty-five year old Julio Ardon, a construction worker charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, was spared a custodial sentence today.

Ardon was found guilty by Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith.

The Chief Magistrate told Ardon to count himself lucky that he is not going to Kolbe Foundation.

On conviction for the offence of aggravated assault with a firearm, a person is liable to a sentence of 2 years.

She fined him $500 and made him sign a bond to keep to peace for 3 years with regard to the complainant Inmas Espinal Jr and his mother, Maria Mancilla.

Ardon was given until December 9 to pay the fine.

If he defaults on payment he will serve 3 months in jail.

If he breaks the peace he will have to pay a fine of $500 or serve 6 months behind bars.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on March 28, 2014.

Espinal testified that Ardon went to his house in a Nissan Altima car and put a firearm to his head.

Ardon testified and denied that he committed the offence.

Ardon said he went to his uncle’s house to pay a syndicate and he saw Espinal and his girlfriend in the yard.

Ardon said espinal threatened to shoot him and he challenged him to a fist fight.

Ardon said Espinal then approached him with a stick and he went to his car and got a construction tool to defend himself.

Chief Magistrate told Argon that his version of the events does not make any sense and she found him guilty.


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