Albany man found guilty of selling illegal pistol - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

Albany man found guilty of selling illegal pistol

Posted:

ALBANY, N.Y.—An Albany man was found guilty in Albany County Court Monday.

James Stokes, 46, was found guilty of one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second and third degree, and one count of Criminal Sale of a Firearm.

On April 15, 2013, Stokes was observed possessing an unregistered Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic pistol. He then entered a residence and sold the pistol for $300 in cash.

The pistol had been loaded with seven rounds of ammunition.

After ballistic testing, it was determined to be the same weapon used in a shooting that occurred in Albany.

Angel Rivera, 37, of Albany, shot two individuals causing non-threatening injuries.

Rivera previously pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Firearm and one count of Reckless Endangerment and was sentenced to eight years in State Prison.

Stokes faces up to 15 years in State Prison when sentenced on June 18.

Powered by WorldNow

341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204

Telephone: 518.436.4822
Fax: 518.426.4792
Email: news@news10.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc. A Media General Company.