Jerry Brice, Ex-Con, Found With Gun at Westside Apartment Complex

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Jerry Brice's mug shot following his October arrest on suspicion of resisting arrest. Police say the ex-con was caught at a Phoenix apartment complext last week with a gun.

Jerry Brice of Phoenix has spent half of his life in prison.

Lately, he hasn't been trying too hard to stay out.

The ex-con was found last week in a Phoenix apartment complex parking lot allegedly threatening someone with a semi-automatic he shouldn't have had.

After a 1993 conviction for attempted murder, Brice was out for a year before committing an armed robbery in 2001. He served a five-year sentence for that crime, then failed to check in with his probation officer and was thrown back in prison for another five years.



Released again in July of 2011, it was only three months before his next arrest for resisting arrest -- which occurred while police sought him for another parole violation. He's been free on bond pending a trial for that incident.

Then, last Wednesday afternoon, three plainclothes Phoenix police officer ran into Brice while checking out an unrelated shooting at 2501 West Ocotillio Road.

As the officers came up to a car, they saw a man -- later identified as the 36-year-old Brice -- standing next to the car talking to the three dudes inside. "You better get me my shit or we are going to take this to the next level," Daniel Moncrief, a Phoenix cop who works with the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives bureau, heard Brice say to one of the car's passengers.

To punctuate his remark, the man reached into his left front pocket, took out a black handgun and began to raise it, police say. Moncrief yelled at Brice to drop the weapon, at which point Brice took off running, throwing the gun under a parked car.

Brice later claimed the gun, a Sig Sauer 9mm, wasn't his.

Police are seeking federal charges on Brice for illegally possessing a firearm.
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Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["Brice later claimed the gun, a Sig Sauer 9mm, wasn't his."]

No, of course it wasn't his. He had recently stolen it from the rightful owner. Duh.... stupid cops, anyway.

(A) Put him in pink underwear.
He will hate it so much he will never do another crime.

(B) Put him in an old military tent in the heat of the desert.
He will hate it so much he will never do another crime.

(C) Put him in a chain gang and make him pick up trash during the All Star game at Chase Field. He will hate it so much he will never do another crime.

Hmmmmmm.... I think he's already experienced these things and he's still doing crimes.

It might be he's a career criminal. Three hots and a cot.

However, the only difference between this guy and the local sheriff, in my opinion, is a state issued badge.

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