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August 30, 2013
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Roseburg man sentenced for selling stolen guns

A Roseburg man who sold eight stolen rifles and a stolen pistol was sentenced to 20 days in jail Friday.

Jesse Kyle Hamblin, 23, pleaded no contest to one count of first-degree theft, being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Defense attorney Steve Greenwood said Hamblin did not steal the firearms, but allowed his friend to store them in his storage unit. Hamblin and his girlfriend then sold the guns for $1,000 in February 2012. Hamblin was originally charged with 11 counts of first-degree theft for handling each gun, although not all were sold.

Deputy District Attorney Tiffany Zinter said Hamblin “did not know about how the guns were stolen.” He did help load the guns into the buyer’s car, she said.

He must repay the buyer $1,000 for the sale within three years.

In a separate incident, Hamblin was arrested in April 2013 on suspicion of methamphetamine possession. He was found to have more than 7 grams of the drug on him.

Douglas County Circuit Judge Ronald Poole sentenced Hamblin to 20 days for the firearm charge, 10 days for theft and 10 days for methamphetamine. All time will be served concurrently.

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The News-Review Updated Sep 9, 2013 01:58PM Published Aug 30, 2013 05:08PM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.