Hesperia man pleads to receiving, concealing stolen property.

March 14, 2016
Jason Barnes with his attorney, John Greer.

Jason Barnes with his attorney, John Greer.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 36-year-old Hesperia man pleaded “no contest” in 27th Circuit Court Monday, March 14, to receiving and concealing stolen property $1,000-$20,0000.

In exchange for Jason Marshall Barnes’ plea, one count of larceny $1,000-$20,000 was dismissed, and he will not be sentenced to prison.

Barnes also faces one felony count of resisting and opposing police stemming from a Feb. 24 incident at the courthouse after failing to appear for a pretrial hearing on the larceny and receiving and concealing charges.

Barnes was allegedly involved a scuffle with an Oceana County bailiff deputy and a courthouse security guard. After he did not appear for his pretrial hearing the previous day, Judge Anthony A. Monton issued a bench warrant for his arrest and increased his bond to $50,000 cash/surety.

When Barnes showed up at the courthouse the next day, the deputy advised that he was being placed under arrest. Barnes tried fleeing the courthouse, according to Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

A short struggle ensued on the ground with Barnes continuing not to cooperate, Mast said. A security guard drew his taser and assisted in restraining Barnes.

Sentencing for the receiving and concealing conviction is set for April 25 at 9 a.m. Barnes was remanded to the jail pending his sentence.