Man Arrested in June with Cache of Weapons at Pasadena Gold Line Station Found Guilty

Published : Monday, October 23, 2017 | 5:21 AM

A jury at the Pasadena Courthouse has found Christopher Harrison Goodine, 28, of Union City, Georgia, guilty of all six felony counts of possessing illegal weapons four months after he was caught with a duffel bag full of guns, ammunition and silencers at the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station in Pasadena.

Goodine could face a maximum sentence of six years and four months in county jail. Sentencing has been set for November 15, according to a Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office spokesperson.

Goodine was first accosted by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies for urinating in public at the station on the morning June 21, but a search of his duffel bag yielded an AR-15 rifle with a silencer attached, a 40-caliber handgun also with a silencer attached and markings indicating its use was restricted to law enforcement or military, two loaded 30-round magazines, a machete, a rope, and several rounds of loose ammunition.

“We have somebody who was walking around with this type of weaponry, this much ammunition – the outcome would not have been good no matter what he was going to do,” Sheriff McDonnell said at a press conference in June after Goodine was arrested. “For the grace of god, we could have had a tragedy here today in Los Angeles.”
Goodine has been held in custody since June in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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