David City Man Given 45 Days in Jail for Illegally Possessing Sword, Knife

DAVID CITY, Neb. – A David City man was given jail time this week for illegally possessing a weapon as a convicted felon.

22-year-old Jordan Pavel was sentenced to 45 days in jail, with one day already served, for carrying a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

Pavel was convicted of the crime in Butler County District Court in August, after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors, that dropped a second weapon charge, and also dropped a theft charge.

According to court records, authorities found a sword with a 27 and a half inch blade and a bowie knife with a 10-inch blade inside his home during a probation check.

During the search, authorities also say they found around 80 pairs of work gloves that they say Pavel took from his former employer in order to sell for a profit. Records say Pavel admitted he attempted to sell the gloves, valued at $305 total.

Besides his jail stint, Judge Mary Gilbride ordered on Tuesday that Pavel pay back $305 in restitution, as well as 12 months of probation after jail.

Pavel, a felon barred from owning deadly weapons, was convicted in 2015 of felony attempting to sell drugs in Butler County.


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