BC man pleads guilty to federal firearm charges

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) – A 28-year-old Battle Creek man plead guilty to federal firearm and drug trafficking charges Friday.

Vincent Isaac-Peter Jones pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell to possessing two pistols as a convicted felon and possessing a third pistol while trafficking heroin, according to a release.

Jones may be facing up to ten years in prison for the federal firearm offenses and up to life in prison for the drug-related crime.

On January 28, Jones led Battle Creek police in a high-speed chase, which ended when his vehicle crashed into a snow bank. Then Jones tried to escape on foot, but when police apprehended him they found him carrying two loaded .45 caliber pistols.

After being released on bond, police found Jones with a loaded .40 caliber pistol, $1,200 in cash and heroin intended for sale on February 19.
Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury in March for possessing the .45 caliber pistols as a convicted felon and possessing the .40 caliber in furtherance of drugs, according to authorities. He plead guilty to all of the charges.

In 2013, Jones was also charged with possessing heroin with intent to sell in April and July and for possessing a fourth handgun in August. Due to a plea agreement, these other charges will be dismissed at sentencing, authorities said.

Three of the four firearms had been reported stolen.

Sentencing has been scheduled for October 1, 2014, the release said.

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