TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A man who misidentified himself to police – and was carrying guns without a license – was sentenced this week to six years in prison with possibly more to come.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington says 35-year-old Heath Burgess pleaded guilty Tuesday to carrying a handgun without a license.
Last December Lafayette police wanted him on a warrant and heard he was at an apartment on North Street.
When officers arrived, a man approached them, said his name was "Josh Dilden" and told them he was going into the apartment.
The officers discovered "Dilden" was carrying two guns, which he admitted he wasn't licensed to carry.
After telling "Dilden" they were looking for Heath Burgess, "Dilden" told the officers he was in fact Heath Burgess.
Harrington says Burgess is due in court Wednesday to be sentenced for an OWI charge and being a habitual substance offender.
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