Paterson man admits to gun possession, will get five-year prison sentence | Paterson Times

Paterson man admits to gun possession, will get five-year prison sentence


A city man arrested on gun possessions six months ago pleaded guilty on Thursday morning.

Karon Kinion, 23-year-old, pleaded guilty to second-degree unlawful possessions of a weapon. He will have to serve five years with 42 months of parole ineligibility under a plea agreement, said Passaic County assistant prosecutor Stephen Bollenbach in court.

Kinion was charged with two weapons offenses, obstructing law enforcement function, and resisting arrest in connection within a May 13 incident. He was in a car speeding through a high crime part of Paterson – Mercer and Warren Street – at about 9:30 p.m.

Police tried to pull over the vehicle. The vehicle struck a pole. Two people got out and ran, said police at the time of the arrest.

Kinion admitted he had a Beretta 25 caliber handgun in his possessions before Passaic County Superior Court judge Scott Rumana on Thursday. As police chased him, he tried to hide in a driveway under a parked truck, police said at the time.

Police found him and his handgun. Both were taken into custody.

Kinion was out on probation when he was arrested on the gun offenses. He graduated from high school, he said in court. He attended trade school, but dropped out. He has been lodged at the Passaic County Jail since his arrest.

Kinion is expected to be sentenced to five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for December 10.