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Man who fired gun through ceiling will serve probation

His arrest stemmed from a dispute with a neighbor.

Bounon Tonsay
Tonsay

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington resident was sentenced Tuesday in relation to a firearms offense that took place in January 2020.

Bounon Tonsay, 29, was arrested after he called the police over a dispute with a neighbor. When officers arrived, he told them he had fired a gun through the ceiling of his home at the neighbors.

Due to previous violent crime convictions, Tonsay was prohibited from owning a firearm or ammunition. He was charged with two counts of firearm violation and reckless discharge of a firearm within a municipality, all felonies.

Tonsay pleaded guilty to Count One, firearm violation, and the remaining charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. He received his sentence Tuesday.

Fifth Judicial District Judge Sherry Haley sentenced him to 60 months in prison, with a stay of execution, meaning that in lieu of prison time, he is allowed to serve five years of supervised probation.

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Tonsay will also be required to pay a $1,000 fine.

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