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Buffalo Man Sentenced On Gun Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Guy Lightfoot, 59, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that on January 12, 2012 law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence at 1953 Falls Street in Niagara Falls. During the search, officers recovered two firearms and ammunition. A third firearm was recovered as a result of the search. Co-defendant, Jerry Brown, fled the scene and led officers on a car chase. The chase ended when Brown abandoned the vehicle in the middle of the road and tossed the gun on a rooftop. Lightfoot admitted to giving the third firearm to Brown immediately prior to his being apprehended by the police.

Lightfoot was convicted of Forgery in the First Degree in the State of Georgia and is prohibited from legally possessing a firearm.

Charges are pending against Jerry Brown. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Chief Bryan DalPorto, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in Charge James C. Spero.

Updated May 23, 2017