Three years in prison for Olivehurst felon with weapons
An Olivehurst man will spend the next three years in prison after being arrested numerous times this year on a variety of weapons, drugs and theft charges.
James E. Brockett was sentenced Thursday in Yuba County Superior Court, the Yuba County District Attorney's Office reported.
Brockett, 43, pleaded no contest on April 5 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.
In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped three stolen property charges and a single count of committing a felony while out on bail, according to records.
Sheriff's deputies said Brockett had been arrested five times since last year, including twice over one weekend in March.
Most recently, Brockett was arrested March 11 at his home in the 3800 block of Arboga Road when NET-5 agents seized a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle and ammunition. About 24 hours earlier, Brockett was arrested holding methamphetamine while driving a stolen car, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department said.
In November last year, Brockett was picked up on nearly identical charges of possession of weapons, drugs and stolen property.
Brockett was also scooped up in another drug raid in Brownsville in August.
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