A Warren man encountered by Brookfield police Dec. 16 has been sentenced to prison for weapons violations.
Izaiah J. Solomon, 24, pleaded guilty March 7 to charges of possessing a weapon under disability and carrying a concealed weapon. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Kontos sentenced Solomon to 2 years in prison and ordered him to forfeit the .380-caliber handgun that was found on him.
Police said they received a call of a man walking along Warren Sharon Road and waving his arms at traffic, and found Solomon in the business district.
Solomon said he was trying to get to Warren for an appointment with his kids, and his car had been damaged in a hit-and-run.
Police said they needed to investigate the accident and planned to take Solomon to where the car was. Police asked Solomon if he had a weapon. He denied that he did, then admitted he did. He became upset and didn’t cooperate with police.
After Solomon was detained, police said they found the loaded handgun in his jacket pocket.
Solomon did not have a concealed carry permit, and is not allowed to possess a firearm because of a conviction of aggravated robbery, police said.
The car, which was owned by Solomon’s girlfriend, was found in a parking lot on Addison Road, Masury, with extensive damage, but the crash scene was not determined, police said.