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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 27, 2023
Carla B. Freedman
, United States Attorney

Troy Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Six Firearms from Walmart

ALBANY, N.Y. — Michael C. McDermott, age 30, of Troy, pled guilty today to stealing six firearms from a federally licensed dealer. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Chief Gina F. Cocchiara of the Bethlehem Police Department made the announcement.

McDermott admitted to forcing his way into the Glenmont Walmart on May 10, 2022, while it was closed overnight, smashing the glass gun case and stealing six firearms. McDermott also admitted that when employees chased him into the woods, he pointed a firearm at them.

United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci will sentence McDermott on Feb. 26, 2024. The conviction carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of up to three years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

The ATF and Bethlehem Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Reiner is prosecuting the case.


New York Field Division