Nicholas Owens-The Local Dumbass Pleads Guilty for Burning the High Knob Tower
A Wise County man entered guilty pleas Tuesday morning to three charges connected to the Oct. 31, 2007, arson of the High Knob Observation Tower.
Nicholas Owens, 23, of Coeburn, entered guilty pleas to one count each of committing arson on U.S. government property, arson of a U.S. government building and giving false and making fictitious statements and representations regarding a criminal investigation, according to U.S. District Court records in Abingdon.
Owens was scheduled to stand trial Feb. 4 in U.S. District Court in Big Stone. He entered guilty pleas to all three charges Tuesday morning after U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Sargent found him fit to stand trial following a competency hearing in Abingdon.
Owens is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Big Stone Gap on April 8. He faces a sentence of five to 50 years in federal prison and fines up to $750,000. Link
I hope they spank his dumbass come April 8th. Send a clear message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in Wise County. Personally, I think my punishment would work better and save the prison system a lot of time and money. But who am I to deny Nic's future cellmate Big Buck the fun...My advice for Nic -Sleep with your backside against the wall son.