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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Being A Felon In Possession Of A Gun

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Michael Alan Jones, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who is handling the case, stated that in February 2019, Jones was convicted in Alamance County, North Carolina, of two felony crimes, and as a result is legally prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. On March 19, 2022, in the Town of Leroy, in Genesee County, Jones possessed a semiautomatic rifle and ammunition in a vehicle in the vicinity of Route 33 and Griswold Road and School Road.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff William Sheron, Jr., and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury. 

Sentencing is scheduled for May 16, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. before Judge Larimer.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated December 13, 2022