Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 26 year-old Coleman Jones of 666 Norfolk Avenue, 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 Jones could have been convicted had he gone to trial.
Jones’ conviction stems from an incident on June 30, 2012 when the Buffalo Police Department responded to a gun fight in the vicinity of Freund and Genesee Streets near the City line. Buffalo officers provided a description of Jones to the Cheektowaga Police Department, and he was apprehended on Genesee Street by Cheektowaga Officers Brian Wesolowski and Jose Domenech with a loaded .22 caliber pistol.
The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Patrick B. Shanahan. Jones faces a maximum prison term of 15 years when he is sentenced before Judge Franczyk on August 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm.