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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Troy Man Indicted for Stealing Six Firearms From Federally Licensed Dealer

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael C. McDermott, age 30, of Troy, New York, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with theft of 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 (ATF); and Chief Gina F. Cocchiara of the Bethlehem Police Department made the announcement.

The indictment alleges that on May 10, 2022, McDermott stole five shotguns and one rifle from the Walmart in Glenmont, New York.

The charge in the indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Earlier today, United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel ordered McDermott detained pending a trial scheduled for July 24, 2023 before United States District Judge Anne M. Nardacci.

The charge filed against McDermott 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 3 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 the Bethlehem Police Department are investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Reiner is prosecuting the case.

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