Teen arrested with sawed-off rifle
URBANA — An Urbana teen on parole for aggravated robbery was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly having a loaded sawed-off rifle.
Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said about 10 p.m. officers were sent to the 1500 block of Briarcliff Drive for a disturbance. The caller told police that Kaleb Smith, 19, who lives in that block, had allegedly pointed a gun at him.
Morgan said there were several people in front of the house when officers arrived, including Smith, who was sitting in a car.
They got him out of the car and found a loaded .22-caliber rifle with its barrel and stock cut off, Morgan said. The serial number had also been scratched off.
Morgan said while officers were dealing with Smith, some of the men inside the house got into a fight that led to the arrests of two other men for battery.
Court records show Smith was sentenced in July to six years in prison, with a recommendation for boot camp, for the Oct. 8, 2012, aggravated robbery of the Circle K, 1821 Philo Road, U. The clerk was robbed at gunpoint of cigarettes, cigars and cash. Smith pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. He had a juvenile adjudication for retail theft.
Smith was charged Thursday with unlawful use of weapons, possession of a sawed-off rifle and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.
If convicted of the most serious of charges, Smith faces a mandatory prison term of between three and 14 years.
Judge John Kennedy set his bond at $500,000.
Smith is due back in court June 13 for a probable cause hearing.