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LOCKPORT – Jheryl B. Carter, 24, of 12th Street, Niagara Falls, was sentenced Thursday to 45 days in jail and three years’ probation for misdemeanor possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

“Just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Carter, who was the only occupant of a car that Falls police caught following a New Year’s Day chase. The weapon was found inside the vehicle.

Defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said he advised Carter to tell police the names of the other people in the car, but Carter claimed he knew only their street nicknames. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr., who imposed the sentence, said he didn’t believe that.

“I’m going to give you a taste of jail just so you know we’re serious,” said Kloch, who disclosed from the bench that Carter’s record includes shooting a man when he was a juvenile.