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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Newark Man Sentenced For Stealing 25 Firearms From Local Gun Store

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Rodney Goodrich, Jr., 28, of Newark, NY, who was convicted of theft of firearms and possession and sale of stolen firearms and ammunition, was sentenced to nine years in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer M. Noto, who handled the case, stated that on January 21, 2013, the defendant was involved in the theft of 24 handguns and one rifle from D&M Shooting Sports, a commercial establishment located in Palmyra, NY. Goodrich aided and abetted Angel Hernandez-Ramos and another individual to unlawfully enter the store and steal the firearms. The defendant then sold the stolen firearms to others in exchange for cash and cocaine.

Angel Hernandez-Ramos, who was also involved in the theft of the firearms, has been convicted and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 16, 2015.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, and investigators of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Barry Virts.

Updated June 23, 2015