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21-Year-Old Sterling Man Issued 3-Year Sentence for Weapon Charge

Jonathan A. Laite-Pourtorab, 21, of Sterling, was sentenced to three years in prison after he allegedly pulled a switchblade knife at First Break Café in January.

Jonathan A. Laite-Pourtorab, 21, of Sterling. Courtesy Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.
Jonathan A. Laite-Pourtorab, 21, of Sterling. Courtesy Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Jonathan A. Laite-Pourtorab, 21, of Sterling, appeared before the Circuit Court of Loudoun County Monday for sentencing on a charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Laite-Pourtorab reportedly pulled a 4.5-inch switchblade knife out of his pocket and pushed a button releasing the blade during an altercation at First Break Café in Sterling January 15. He was subsequently arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Laite-Pourtorab’s was previously convicted of arson, assault, battery and being drunk in public. He also has repeated criminal contact with the juvenile court system.

Judge Benjamin N. A. Kendrick committed Laite-Pourtorab to the Virginia Department of Corrections for three years, according to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Kendrick imposed an additional two year suspended sentence should he violate the terms of his probation upon release.

Laite-Pourtorab was previously found guilty of a probation violation related to his 2012 arson case. Kendrick imposed the three years of previously suspended time to be served concurrently with the new sentence.

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