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5 More Gun-Toting Thugs Prosecuted to Fullest Extent of the Law


02/04/2014

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced the following convictions for the illegal possession of handguns.

23 year- old Johaan Littlejohn of 114 Lombard Street, Buffalo, pleaded guilty as charged to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.  This is the highest charge for which Littlejohn could have been convicted had he gone to trial. On December 4, 2013, responding to a civilian complaint of a man waving a gun, Buffalo Police Officers Christopher Calloway and David Daniels found Littlejohn in possession of a .38 revolver loaded with 5 rounds of live ammunition. In a shocking coincidence, Littlejohn was on parole from state prison in connection with a 2009 conviction for possessing a loaded firearm. In addition to owing 4 more years on his parole violation, Littlejohn faces a mandatory minimum of 7 years and a maximum of 15 years when he is sentenced on March 13, 2014 before Justice Wolfgang.  The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Liam A. Dwyer, who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Felony Trials Bureau. 

28 year-old Dominique Wiggins of 15 Ivy Street, Buffalo pleaded guilty, as charged to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree before Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk.  This is the highest charge for which Wiggins could have been convicted had he gone to trial. On November 5, 2012, Buffalo Police Lt. Mark Cyrek and Officer Debra Hornberger, having stopped the defendant on suspicion of driving a stolen car, found Wiggins in possession of a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol and an additional 9 rounds of live ammunition in Wiggins’ pocket.  Wiggins claimed he had a pistol permit and his attorney would provide the permit; Wiggins’ was lying through his teeth.  Wiggins faces a minimum of 3½ years and a maximum of 15 years in state prison when he is sentenced on March 3, 2014 before Judge Franczyk.  The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian D. Langenfeld, who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Felony Trials Bureau. 

17 year-old Diamond Lewis of 78 Keystone Street, Buffalo pleaded guilty as charged to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and Attempted Robbery in the First Degree before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.  These are the highest charges for which Lewis could have been convicted had he gone to trial. On November 11, 2013, in response to a call of an attempted armed robbery call, Buffalo Police Officers Michael Scheu and Jon Webber apprehended Lewis after a foot chase and found him in possession of a loaded 9mm Luger pistol and 10 additional rounds of live ammunition.  Lewis faces a minimum of 3½ years and a maximum of 15 years in state prison when he is sentenced on February 26, 2014 before Justice Wolfgang.  The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian D. Langenfeld, who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Felony Trials Bureau. 

23 year-old Darell Walker of 478 Northland Avenue, Buffalo pleaded guilty as charged to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case.  This is the highest charge for which Walker could have been convicted had he gone to trial. On September 22, 2012, in response to a shots fired call, Buffalo Police Officers Eric Augustyn and Antoinette Garbacz apprehended Walker after a foot chase and found him in possession of a .38 special revolver loaded with six live rounds of ammunition. 

Walker faces a minimum of 3 ½ years and a maximum of 15 years in state prison when he is sentenced by Judge Case on April 25, 2014. The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III, who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Felony Trials Bureau. 

18 year-old Kijana Funderburk of 57 Race Street, Buffalo pleaded guilty as charged to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.  This is the highest charge for which Funderburk could have been convicted had he gone to trial.  On December 8, 2013, Buffalo Police Department Strike Force Unit Officers Mark Hamilton and Darren McDuffie found Funderburk in possession of a .22 revolver loaded with eight live rounds of ammunition. Kijana Funderburk faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in state prison when sentenced on March 11, 2014 before Justice Wolfgang. The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III, who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Felony Trials Bureau.

DA Sedita stated: “These five defendants, like hundreds before them, were not offered a plea bargain and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Because possession of a loaded and unlicensed handgun carries a mandatory state prison sentence, our no plea policy in such cases has resulted in hundreds of dangerous gun-toting thugs being removed from the streets of our community. That’s our version of gun control.”