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Suspect in Lake Monticello Standoff Sentenced to 2 Years

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FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

The man charged following a police standoff in Fluvanna County will spend two years behind bars for related charges. In February, James Kardos, 24, was involved a nine-hour standoff with police at his father's home at Lake Monticello until a SWAT team forced him out.

Thursday Kardos entered guilty pleas in Fluvanna County Circuit Court to obstructing justice without force, reckless handling of a firearm, and non-violent felony possession of a gun. He was sentenced to five years behind bars, with three years suspended on the felony possession of a gun. He received a 12-month suspended sentence on each of the other two charges.

In June, two of three charges were dropped in Fluvanna County General District Court. At that time, Kardos only faced one charge - unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  The other two charges were brought up in Fluvanna County Circuit Court after a grand jury found enough evidence to indict him on those charges.

Police were initially looking for Kardos - before the standoff ensued - after he was involved in a fight with his girlfriend along Sheridan Avenue in Charlottesville. On Tuesday he pleaded guilty to charges related to that incident with his girlfriend, and will be sentenced for that in December.

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