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For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Contact: Barbara Burns

Rochester Felon Pleads Guilty To Ammunition Charge

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Charles B. King, 36, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to being a felon in possession of ammunition. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn M. Hartford, who is handling the case, stated that on August 25, 2019, police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 1570 Clifford Avenue in Rochester. During a search of the residence, officers found 26 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition in the defendant’s bedroom. With four prior felony convictions, King is legally prohibited from possessing ammunition. Officers also found a 12-gauge shotgun in the basement.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief La’Ron Singletary, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

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New York Field Division