A federal jury convicted a man from Lebanon on Wednesday for illegally possessing a firearm and attempting to acquire a firearm. James Jacoby, 31, is guilty of both counts of a federal indictment handed up on May 8, 2013, that charges him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and with making false statements in an attempt to acquire a firearm.
On Jan. 15, 2013, Jacoby took out a $50 pawn broker loan at Rawhide Gun and Pawn, 321 W. Commercial, in Lebanon. Jacoby gave a Remington 16-gauge shotgun as collateral. The shotgun belonged to Jacoby’s mother.