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Wayne County Man Who Had Gun And Ammunition In Backpack Sentenced To 42 Months In 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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Anthony Martinez, 27, of Williamson, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to being felon in possession of ammunition, and was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn M. Hartford, who handled the case, stated that on July 20, 2019, the defendant had an AR-type firearm and ammunition in his backpack at his place of employment, a fast food restaurant in the Town of Williamson.  The defendant told another employee that he had a gun in the backpack. That employee alerted a manager who then called the New York State Police. 

In July 2014, the defendant was convicted in Monroe County Court of Attempted Assault in the First Degree and sentenced to serve seven years in prison. As a result, Martinez is prohibited from legally possessing firearms and ammunition.

The plea and sentencing are the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eric Laughton, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

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Updated April 30, 2020

Firearms Offenses