VICTORVILLE – The Fontana man who went to Silverado High School armed in an attempt to make retaliate against a student who fought his niece has been sentenced.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Melvin Lesure Jr., 31, appeared at the Victorville Superior Court and accepted a plea deal, pleading no contest to the possession of a firearm in the school zone. Pursuant to the plea deal, the battery charge he was facing was dismissed. Lesure was sentenced to 90 days in County jail and was credited for 8 days of time served, plus 8 days conduct credit. This leaves Lesure with approximately 5 weeks in jail since he will be required to serve only 50% of the sentence. According to court records, the sentence will be able to be served in a work release (weekend) program. In addition, Lesure will be on misdemeanor summary probation for a period of 3 years.
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, shortly before 3:00 p.m. Lesure and Jisel Lee, 18, also of Fontana, went to the school in order to retaliate against a student. Security learned that the two were on school grounds and attempted to diffuse the situation, but they threatened and pushed the security guards. School Resource officers responded just after Pepper spray was used on Lesure by the security guards in order to detain him. Lee and the niece ran to their vehicle, but all were eventually detained. Both Lesure and Lee were arrested. A stun gun, pepper spray and a loaded semi-automatic handgun were found in their vehicle.
Lee and Lesure were booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Lee was booked for Threatening School Officials and Lesure was booked for Possession of a Firearm in a School Zone and Battery. Lee pleaded not guilty to criminal threats which result in great bodily injury and is scheduled to return to the Victorville Superior Court on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
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