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Auburn woman sentenced to 5 years in prison on weapon charges after firing gun downtown

The Auburn woman who fired a gun in downtown sentenced to five years in prison, and plans to return a better person by her own account, after appearing in court this week.

Caitlyn Jacobs, 32, was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision.

She was found to be in possession of a handgun after fleeing from officers on foot. She had fired the illegally possessed gun, according to police.

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The criminal possession of a weapon charge, a felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, another felony charge were the most serious faced by Jacobs.

Acting Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci said she felt Jacobs had not accepted responsibility. Jacobs’ attorney pointed to a Facebook post on October 12th where she expressed regret about her decisions.

“The hardest part of all of this is realizing how deeply my actions have affected all of you,” she wrote. “After 31 years of having a clean record I made a few bad decisions that got me where I am now.”

Her hope for her time in prison – to come out a better person.

“I want to start by apologizing to everyone,” she said in court.



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