A Bristol Borough man has been sentenced up to a possible 30 years for attempted murder, robbery, and more.
A jury concluded Jonathan Black and Jordan Jones, 19, had arranged a gun sale with the intent to cheat the third party in Jun. 2018. However, their mindset changed when they found out the victim had marijuana, and the duo decided to take it as well.
The gun-buyer, who was accompanied by three other people, gave Black $450 and received an empty bag. The victims began to drive away when Black, 22, said he had forgotten to give them the gun called them back.
According to court documents, Black ran after the vehicle firing, yelling he wanted to kill those who were in the car. That was then a victim was shot in the head by a .308 round. The victim did survive.
Judge Rea B. Boylan said that Black’s behavior and conduct showed his “entrenched criminal thinking.”
“It’s only by chance this was not a third-degree murder case” Boylan added.
Black, has insisted his innocence throughout the case. He declined to comment during sentencing.
“I don’t really feel like talking,” Black said. “I feel like talking will get me in trouble”
Black, 22 was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery and other related charges. Jones, 19, had already pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four to 10 years in state prison.
WBCB’s Justin Goodhart contributed to this post.