Teen pleads guilty to weapons charge

By Amanda Porterfield | aporterfield@wcia.com

Published 08/14 2014 12:12PM

Updated 08/14 2014 12:14PM

CHAMPAIGN -- An area teen faces prison time for having a loaded gun in a public park. It happened last month at Douglass Park. 18-year old Jamonhe Watkins says he had the .38 for protection after someone shot at him. He pleaded guilty to aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He faces 1 - 3 years in prison when he's sentenced in mid-September.

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