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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Jamestown Felon Going To Prison On Gun Charge After Traffic Stop

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Walter S. Duprey a/k/a Spoons a/k/a Waldo, 38, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. Kruly, who handled the case, stated that Duprey was convicted in 2005, 2006, and 2012, of felony charges in Chautauqua County and is legally prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. On April 30, 2020, Duprey was a passenger in a car that was stopped by Jamestown Police Officers. After stating that he had a “bud on me,” Duprey was asked to step out of the car. During a search of Duprey, an officer found a shotgun shell in his pocket. While searching the car, officers recovered a loaded shotgun.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.     

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