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Mar 3, 2015

Biscayne Sculptor Escapes Jail Time After Discharging Firearm in Public

Robert Westby

A Biscayne sculptor and farmer was today spared from going to jail after pleading guilty to discharging a firearm in public. Fifty-three-year-old Robert Westby today appeared before Magistrate Herbert Panton where he pleaded guilty to the offense; fortunately for him, the magistrate imposed a non-custodial sentence and fined Westby three hundred dollars, plus the cost of court. He has until the end of April to pay or will spend three months in prison. The incident occurred on Saturday at Westby’s farm in Biscayne. Westby, wantonly and without reasonable cause, discharged his licensed firearm between miles twenty-four and twenty-five on the Phillip Goldson Highway. And when he appeared in court today, he wasted no time and pled guilty to the crime, begging the court for leniency. Westby reportedly paid his fine and left the court.

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