Man sentenced to serve 4 years after bringing a loaded firearm to a house party
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – Attorney General Peter. F Neronha announced that a Providence man was sentenced to serve four years at the ACI stemming from his arrest for carrying a pistol without a license.
23-year-old Reynolds Youboty pleaded no contest o possession of a firearm in Providence Superior Court on July 23.
The court sentenced Youboty to 10 years at the ACI with four years to serve and the balance of the sentence suspended with probation.
The evening of the arrest, Providence Police responded to George Street following reports of an individual with a gun depicted in shared social media videos.
Youboty refused to comply with lawful orders and engage in a physical confrontation with the officers.
During the struggle, police say Youboty repeatedly reached for his waistband before officers were able to subdue him.
“Inexplicably (and rather foolishly), the defendant believed that the most appropriate thing to bring to a house party was a loaded firearm, and then shared that inexplicable and foolish decision with others upon his arrival. The inevitable fallout of his conduct was apparently lost on him. Fortunately, it was not lost on the Providence Police Department. Their quick and decisive action, notwithstanding the defendant’s belligerence upon their arrival, defused a dangerous situation,” said Attorney General Neronha.
“The defendant’s conduct warrants a lengthy prison sentence, and I am grateful to the court for imposing one in this case”, he continued.