Short Jail Sentence For Indiana Man Who Accidentally Shot Himself In The Penis

The Indiana man who accidentally shot himself in the penis with an unlicensed handgun has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge for which he was sentenced to 60 days in jail, according to court records.

Mark Anthony Jones, 47, was arrested in late-February after the Hi-Point 9mm handgun he was carrying in his waistband discharged as he was walking on a street in Marion.

Seen at right, Jones told cops that when the gun “began to slip,” he “reached down to adjust the firearm,” which then discharged.  Police reported that, “The bullet entered just above his penis and exited his scrotum.”

Jones, who was charged with carrying an unlicensed handgun, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count during an August 1 court appearance (at which he also copped to a separate driving with a suspended license rap). A Marion City Court judge sentenced Jones to 60 days in the county jail.

Since Jones was already in custody, his housing arrangements have not changed post-plea.

Weeks after shooting himself, Jones was arrested on a complaint charging him with dealing methamphetamine. Since that felony collar, Jones has been incarcerated in the Grant County jail in lieu of $30,000 bond. He is scheduled for trial in mid-November on the drug charge.