Man Sentenced to 3 ½ Years for Weapon Possession

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(WNY News Now) – A convicted felon received a 3 ½ to 7-year prison sentence from Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes for criminal possession of a weapon, following a May 2021 incident involving parole officers.

Buffalo – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that Genile Wilson, a 47-year-old Buffalo resident, was sentenced today by Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon. Wilson, a second-time felony offender, was linked to the case that unfolded on May 26, 2021.

Parole officers en route to search Wilson encountered him on East Ferry Street, prompting his flight upon hearing his name. Pursued by officers, he escaped momentarily before being apprehended. Assistance from Buffalo Police led to the discovery of a loaded handgun in a Goulding Avenue driveway, connected to Wilson through DNA evidence.

Wilson pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class “D” violent felony.

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