The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, a six-member jury found Andrew Clegg guilty as charged of Felon in Possession of Firearm. On July 13, 2016, Panama City Police Department received a call that the Defendant was threatening to commit suicide and was possibly armed with a firearm. Witnesses reported that the Defendant was on foot carrying a pillow case of his belongings. Officers Danyell Sanders and Curtis Bland located the Defendant at an apartment complex. The Defendant had hidden the pillow case inside an acquaintance’s apartment knowing that law enforcement was looking for him. Inside the pillow case was an unloaded Russian Nagant 7.62 mm x 38R caliber revolver. It took the jury 59 minutes to convict the Defendant of actual possession of the firearm. Judge Kathleen Dekker sentenced the Defendant to a minimum mandatory sentence of 36 months in the Department of Corrections.
The State’s case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Barbara Beasley and Kyle Rash.
Please contact Chief Assistant Attorney Larry Basford at 850-819-6985 with any questions.