The Maryland case search lists January 4, 2013 as the day of MacArthur’s preliminary hearing on the gun charges filed against him. Justin Fenton reports that if MacArthur is convicted of the gun crime then he faces a minimum of five years in prison. Police found a gun in his house when they broke into it after his standoff with them.
I will be at that hearing to support my friend. I hope many of you join me there. If the date or situation changes I will update all of you on this blog. It still boggles my mind that a good man like James is facing many years in prison while drug dealers continually rape our city on a daily basis and barely spend any time in jail. Open lawlessness seems to be permitted in Baltimore while having a gun in your house seems to be a big no-no especially if you have made yourself into a minor celebrity.
The Sun published another article about the situation this weekend.
Stephen Janis and Jill Carter gave their opinions about the situation here. Jill Carter is not MacArthur’s lawyer, but she clearly empathizes with him.