Friday, April 8, 2016

Wyoming County man pleads guilty to gun charge in federal court

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Scott A. Wilcox, 46, of Pike, NY, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, before U.S. District Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who is handling the case, stated that on January 25, 2015, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies searched the defendant’s residence at 7998 Wiscoy Road in Pike and found a Marlin .44 magnum caliber rifle, which belonged to Wilcox. Deputies also found 76 rounds of .44 caliber ammunition in an access panel in a bathroom. The defendant is a three-time convicted felon and is prohibited from legally possession firearms. 
The plea is the result of an investigation on the part of the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Gregory J. Rudolph, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid. 
Sentencing is scheduled for July 21, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. before Judge Wolford.