A man who was convicted in a 2016 home invasion and later indicted in federal court for being a felon in possession of a gun has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.
Charles Elmer Scharff II, 38, who pleaded guilty to possession of firearms and ammunition, appeared before Senior Judge John Coughenour of the Guam District Court on Friday.
âI would just like to apologize to my family for everything I have done to them,â Scharff said. “And to the local and federal government for all the time they spent looking for me.” I take full responsibility.
He will be allowed to serve his sentence in Guam.
According to court documents, Scharff was found in possession of a Smith and Wesson .45 caliber pistol and ten .45 caliber cartridges on May 3, 2019.
He was also told in court on Friday that his prison term would run concurrently with his current sentence in his local case.
Scharff pleaded guilty in July 2018 in Guam Superior Court to trespassing as a first degree felony and was given a 20-year suspended prison sentence except 10 years.
In August 2016, Scharff broke into a house in Apra Heights, armed with a black handgun, demanding money before the victims returned the money they had with them, according to files from the post office.
On December 1, 2016, Guam police received a report of another home invasion in Piti. Scharff tied the victim’s hands and feet, took his gold and silver baht necklace, and fled in the victim’s van, records show.