WILKES-BARRE — A man from Edwardsville who Kingston police said used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase a $3 tire patch at an auto parts store and was found with a stolen firearm was sentenced in Luzerne County Court.
Dominick Owens, 22, of Bunny Lane, was sentenced by Judge David W. Lupas to 11 months to 23 months in the county correctional facility on charges of forgery, receiving stolen property and delivery of cocaine.
Owens was given credit for 187 days time served in jail.
According to the criminal complaints:
• Kingston police said Owens used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase two tire patches valued at $2.95 from A&A Auto on Market Street on Feb. 11, 2013. Owens fled the store and was caught by a customer who chased him.
• Police in Edwardsville, Kingston and Wilkes-Barre and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force said Owns sold crack cocaine in the Sherman Hills apartment complex on March 15, 2013.
• Wilkes-Barre police said they found Owens hiding in a Sherman Hills apartment bedroom with a .380-caliber handgun on Dec. 13, 2013. The handgun was reported stolen to the Kingston Police Department.