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Rochester Man Arrested At The Peace Bridge With A Gun Is Going To Prison

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. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Christopher Kendrick, 27, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Franz M. Wright, who is handling the case, stated that in October 2011, Kendrick was convicted in Monroe County Court of 3rd Degree Robbery and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. On May 11, 2021, while traveling in Buffalo, Kendrick made a turn onto the Peace Bridge and entered the Customs and Border Patrol passenger processing area. At that time, U.S. Border Patrol Agents observed Kendrick in his vehicle and questioned him. Kendrick, who presented a New York State identification but had no other identification, was removed from his vehicle, and escorted to the Peace Bridge Administration Building. During a secondary screening of Kendrick’s vehicle, a .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol and ammunition were located in the glove compartment.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Director of Field Operations Rose Brophy and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino.

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Updated April 18, 2022

Firearms Offenses