New charges filed against man arrested last month

  • By ByERIN THOMPSON
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 10:09pm
  • News

An 18-year-old arrested in February on charges of illegally possessing a handgun and underage marijuana use is facing a bevy of new charges in several separate cases, including six felony counts for allegedly firing shots from a stolen handgun out of the window of a moving car.

Police allege Jaycee C. Herrmann was caught with pictures of a handgun and cellphone video of him “recklessly firing the gun randomly out of the driver’s window without looking in the direction the bullets were going,” according to a March 14 police affidavit filed with the court.

The footage was recorded around 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 24, according to the police affidavit, just hours before Herrmann was allegedly found smoking marijuana with a teenage minor in a car on the east end of Kenai. A police patdown during that incident, which took place just before midnight, turned up a loaded .40-caliber Glock handgun and an additional loaded magazine concealed in Herrmann’s jacket, according to a Feb. 25 police affidavit.

In a different case filed against Herrmann earlier this month, state troopers allege that the gun recovered on Feb. 24 matched a .40-caliber Glock reported missing in February from a Soldotna residence. Herrmann told troopers he received the Glock handgun from a friend in exchange for $40 worth of methamphetamine, according to a March 5 trooper affidavit.

Herrmann also faces a misdemeanor charge for drug possession and violating conditions of release for an incident that took place March 15.

Herrmann is charged in four different cases with: one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, a class A misdemeanor; one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons, a class B misdemeanor; one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony; six counts of third-degree misconduct involving weapons, class C felonies; one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor; violating the conditions of release, a class B misdemeanor; one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor; and violating the conditions of release, a class B misdemeanor.

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