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

Modified: May 22, 2015 1:24pm

4/14/2015

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announces that 20 year-old Devonte Betts-Wilson of 128 Richlawn Street in the City of Buffalo pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree before Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller.  This was the highest charge for which the defendant could have been convicted had he gone to trial. In other words, Betts-Wilson was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

On September 20, 2014, Betts-Wilson pulled out an unlicensed and loaded pistol when he and an associate were approached by Buffalo Police Officers. Betts-Wilson fled and the police pursued, capturing the defendant as he attempted to scale a fence. Betts-Wilson faces mandatory state prison sentence of at least 3 ½ years and a maximum of 15 years when he is sentenced before Justice Boller on May 8, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. 

The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John P. Gerken, Jr., who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Tactical Prosecution Unit. 

DA Sedita also announces that 17 year-old Demario Sullivan of 191 Coit Street in the City of Buffalo has pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree before Erie County Court Judge Michael F. Pietruszka.  Again, this was the highest charge for which the defendant could have been convicted had he gone to trial. In other words, Sullivan was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

On December 8, 2014, Buffalo Police Officer Anthony Disarno, responding to a call of a man firing a gun, observed Sullivan attempting to discard an unlicensed and loaded .25 caliber pistol. Sullivan faces a mandatory state prison sentence of at least 3 ½ years and a maximum of 15 years when he is sentenced May 15, 2014 at 9:30 by Judge Pietruszka. 

The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Patrick B. Shanahan, who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Felony Trial Bureau.

DA Sedita finally announces that 29 year-old Antonio Davis of 434 Ivyhurst in the City of Buffalo was sentenced to nine years in state prison by Senior Erie County Court Judge Michael L. D’Amico.

On March 15, 2011, Buffalo Police Officers saw Davis with a revolver as they were approaching him in connection with a report of a man wielding a gun. Davis fled and discarded his weapon before being apprehended by the police. On March 3, 2014, Davis pleaded guilty as charged to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, the highest offense for which he could have been convicted had he gone to trial. 

This was his third conviction for handgun possession dating back to 2004. 

The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John P. Gerken, Jr., who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Tactical Prosecution Unit.