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Three-time felon imprisoned for possessing firearm

Posted: November 26, 2013 6:27 p.m.
Updated: November 26, 2013 6:27 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA - A 38-year-old Canyon Country man arrested twice in the last five months has been sentenced two years in prison after pleading no contest to a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Tuesday.

Scott Edward Barrowclough, who lived at a residence on Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, was transferred to Wasco State Prison to begin serving his sentence on Tuesday, according to information released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Inmate Information Center.

On Nov. 13, Barrowclough appeared in Antelope Valley Superior Court, where he entered a plea of no contest to one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, District Attorney spokeswoman Shiara Dávila-Morales said Tuesday.

“The defendant was immediately sentenced to state prison for a total of two years. Probation was denied,” she said.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested Barrowclough on Nov. 3 and charged him with robbery. However, he pleaded no contest to the lesser offense of being a felon possessing a firearm.

Barrowclough had three prior felony convictions, she said, though she did not specify the crimes for which he was convicted.

On June 27, Barrowclough was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies following a call for help regarding a criminal threat.

The victim, who identified herself as Barrowclough’s girlfriend, told investigators her boyfriend threatened to kill her with a knife and that she had been the victim of domestic violence resulting in severe injuries during the past few weeks.

She said her boyfriend was known to carry a firearm and has an extensive criminal past.

Barrowclough led investigators on an eight-hour manhunt before he was arrested on the girlfriend’s claims. Investigators confiscated a knife during his arrest, saying they believed it was used to threaten the woman.

But the District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against Barrowclough, District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said at the time.
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