Pot robbery attempt leads to 6-year sentence | TheUnion.com

Pot robbery attempt leads to 6-year sentence

A man accused of trying to steal marijuana on San Juan Ridge received a prison term Monday in Nevada County Superior Court.

Barnabus Gray, 25, received six years in prison on charges of assault with a firearm and using a firearm.

Gray also received 270 days in jail for possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a stolen firearm. An assault on a jail inmate got him a year of concurrent jail time.

Gray pleaded no contest to the charges in December.

Gray is one of two men charged with trying to steal marijuana from a Ridge-area greenhouse on Oct. 3, 2001. Residents heard gunshots when someone tried to shoot off locks from the greenhouse, and had to dodge gunfire when they ran outside to investigate.

The other man charged in connection with the incident, Michael Montes, 30, filed a motion Monday to withdraw his plea.

Montes pleaded no contest in December to conspiracy to commit grand theft.

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