Chuuk defendants sentenced in National Police burglary

By Bill Jaynes

The Kaselehlie Press

June 6, 2018

Chuuk—Several defendants have pled guilty and have been sentenced for crimes connected, even if after the fact with the October 12, 2017 break in and theft at the Chuuk headquarters of the FSM National Police during which firearms and ammunition, along with other items were stolen.

Quinity Elimo pled guilty to unauthorized removal of government proper and to illegal possession of a firearm.  He was sentenced to one year for each count to be served concurrently, all suspended except for 30 days that will be served for ten consecutive weeks.  He will be required to report to jail by 6:00 p.m. each Sunday starting on June 10, and will be released at 7:00 a.m. the following Wednesday.

Limo Elimo was convicted after he pled guilty to possession of a firearm without a valid permit and on his plea of guilty to use of an illegal firearm.  Counts 1 to 6, and 8 and 9 of the charges filed against him were dismissed by a national government motion.  He was sentenced to two years for each count to be served concurrently, which with credit for any time served will be served on consecutive weekends by reporting to jail by 5:00 p.m., Friday June 15, and every Friday thereafter by the same time and released by Monday, June 18 at 8:00 a.m., and every Monday morning until the 180 days have been served.

Jesse Meffy pled guilty to illegal possession of a handgun and was sentenced to one year in jail, all but 30 days of that suspended.  He is to serve his jail time on 10 consecutive weekends beginning at 5:00 p.m. on June 8 to be released at 8:00 a.m. Monday mornings until his sentence is served.  The remainder of his sentence will be served on probation.

David Willy pled guilty to illegal possession of a handgun.  Three other charges against him were dropped.  He received a sentence of one year which was suspended except for 30 days that will be served on 15 consecutive weekends.  He will need to report the jail on each Saturday, starting June 9, to be released at 8:00 a.m. on the following Monday.