Woman en­ters guilty plea for care­less stor­age of a firearm

Medicine Hat News - - COMMUNITY - PEGGY REV­ELL pre­v­ell@medicine­hat­news.com Twit­ter: MHNpre­v­ell

A guilty plea for one count of care­less stor­age of a firearm was en­tered Thurs­day by a woman ar­rested in April af­ter po­lice seized a cache of firearms at an Irvine res­i­dence.

De­fence coun­sel for Bran­da­lyn Brand­ham en­tered the one plea on her be­half, ad­journ­ing sen­tenc­ing to Dec. 21.

Brand­ham does not have a crim­i­nal record, de­fence noted, re­quest­ing ad­journ­ment so a pre-sen­tenc­ing re­port can be put to­gether. PSRs look at an ac­cused’s his­tory, out­lin­ing mit­i­gat­ing or ag­gra­vat­ing fac­tors to con­sider for sen­tenc­ing.

The ar­rest came on April 12, af­ter po­lice ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at an Irvine res­i­dence and seized 10 firearms, three of which were pro­hib­ited due to mod­i­fi­ca­tion of bar­rel length. Also seized were four home­made si­lencers, pro­hib­ited mag­a­zines, bear spray, 20 grams of mar­i­juana and sev­eral boxes and stor­age con­tain­ers of am­mu­ni­tion.

Brand­ham’s co-ac­cused, Den­ver Ailsby, has en­tered not­guilty pleas to the nu­mer­ous charges he faces, with a two­day trial set for Feb. 8-9.

The re­main­ing charges against Brand­ham — in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion of a loaded pro­hib­ited firearm, four counts of pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited firearm and pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance — will also be dealt with on this date.

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