Monday, March 30, 2020

4 STOOGES! Chester man sentenced to state prison for buying guns for fellow felon

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced that Rashan Lemar DeJarnette, 22, of the 100 block of Worrell Street in Chester, was sentenced five to 10 years in state prison!

yc.news broke the story last year when DeJarnette was arrested following an exhaustive investigation conducted by Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division and the Office of the Attorney General.

The miscreant was found guilty in June 2018 after a two-day jury trial before Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge John P. Capuzzi, Sr., of the illegal transfer and straw purchase of two firearms which he purchased at a gun show on behalf of a convicted fellow felon.

Detective David Tyler & Lt. William Gordon of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division met with the Office of the Attorney General’s Gun Violence Task Force on June 6, 2017 in reference to the demented man’s straw purchase and illegal transfer of a gun that occurred in May.

During a gun show held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, DeJarnette along with three other stooges were observed handling and examining different guns.

As the criminals browsed the guns, one of the lowlifes believed to be the ringleader of the stooge group was selecting firearms for further examination.

While at a vendor table, this same male, a convicted felon, was observed picking out two guns and showing them to DeJarnette.

Later, the scandalous scoundrel was observed handing DeJarnette money to buy him firearms in plain sight! The wit wound up behind bars shortly after when Detective David Tyler and Lt. William Gordon interviewed him in reference to the two guns.

During the interview, DeJarnette admitted he knew purchasing the firearms for someone else is illegal, and the stooge even spewed to Det. David Tyler and other detectives that he reported the guns as stolen to the Chester Police Department because he was worried that cops were on his trail, which wasn’t farfetched!

The scoundrel was arrested in September 2017 as the result of the joint investigation that ultimately determined he filled out paperwork and purchased two firearms for a convicted felon in exchange for money.

“In law enforcement, we know that many of the illegal guns used in the streets for violence and crime are a result of straw purchases. Those who illegally transfer guns in Delaware County should be forewarned that if convicted, they face up to ten years in prison under the Brad Fox Law,” District Attorney Katayoun Copeland told yc.news. “In the case of Rashan DeJarnette, he went to a gun show with the intent to illegally purchase guns for someone who he knew had a criminal history, showing a complete disregard for the law and the safety of his community.  I would like to commend Detective David Tyler for leading the investigation with Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Gun Task Force and the ATF in locating the defendant and making the arrest and Deputy District Attorney George B. Dawson who brought this case to justice.”

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