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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Wyoming County Man Sentenced on Gun Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Scott A. Wilcox, 46, of Pike, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to 21 months in prison by U.S. District Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled 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 sentencing 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.

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New York Field Division