September 09, 2012

Joseph James Went To Jail After His Friend Shot A Hole Through His Penis

Joseph James Mugshot (left) Michael Smeriglio Facebook (Right)

Michael Smerglio Facebook

Port St. Lucie, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Joseph Lamar James, a 22-year-old Port St. Lucie man was jailed Thursday after 18-year-old Michael Smeriglio allegedly shot himself in his penis in James's residence, where James had marijuana.

According to the St.Lucie County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to James's residence after receiving a report that a man had been shot. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Smeriglio with a gun shot wound to his penis and testicle.

Investigators say at first, Smeriglio told police that he had been shot by someone while walking down the street. However, he later admitted that he had shot himself while cleaning a gun that he had purchased at a party a month ago. While officers were investigating the scene, they found marijuana in James's residence.

The bullet Smeriglio fired went through his penis, through a testicle and into his thigh. He was treated at a local hospital while in custody.

James was booked into jail and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver, and possession of drug equipment. His bond was set at $8,250.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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