Man Pleads Guilty to Weapon Possession Charge

(WNY News Now) – A 44-year-old Buffalo man has admitted guilt in a criminal possession of a weapon case, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

Buffalo – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that Alexander J. Wright, a 44-year-old Buffalo resident, pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, classified as a Class “A” misdemeanor. The plea stems from an incident that occurred on July 8, 2023, at around 1:36 a.m.

Buffalo Police officers pulled over Wright’s vehicle on William Street after observing erratic driving and the absence of activated headlights. During the traffic stop, officers allegedly witnessed Wright handling what appeared to be a handgun, placing it in the vehicle’s center console. This prompted a search of the vehicle, resulting in the discovery of a loaded, illegal handgun. The weapon was subsequently submitted as evidence.

Wright is now awaiting sentencing, scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. He remains free on bail, originally set at $25,000 in cash, insurance company bail bond, or partially secured surety bond. If convicted, he could face a maximum of one year in jail.


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