A 20-year-old man was sentenced to three months in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to having a gun on the Fort Valley State University campus.
Trenton Alexander Freeman was charged with bringing a Glock semi-automatic pistol to the school on March 15, 2010, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court. He was charged with one count of possession of a firearm in a school zone.
Freeman was also fined a $100 mandatory assessment fee and will undergo three years of supervised release once he finishes his prison sentence.
Freeman, of DeKalb County, was a student at the university at the time, according to Sue McKinney, a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“I was in the wrong to have it,” Freeman said in court Tuesday. “I accept the responsibility. I wasn’t planning to commit a crime.”
Judge Ashley Royal told Freeman that he was at a point where he could either turn his life around or head toward a lifetime of more trouble.
“If you don’t learn something from this and back away from the cliff ... you’ve got to turn your life around or you’ll spend your life in prison,” Royal said.
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