Modified: July 31, 2018 10:57am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 20-year-old Jaylin Wiggins, also known as “Youngest,” of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka to 5 years in prison.
On February 22, 2016 at approximately 3 a.m., a man was allegedly robbed at gunpoint on Heath Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim’s car along with cash and a cell phone were taken. An hour later, police found the car abandoned in the Central Park neighborhood.
The victim was initially able to provide a description of the suspect and the gun. Along with surveillance images from a nearby gas station, police identified the suspect who was located during a traffic stop in March 2016. A pistol, matching the description, was found inside the vehicle and was linked to the defendant through DNA analysis.
In June 2018, Wiggins pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.
DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Officer Paul Fitzpatrick, Detective John Heitzhaus, Officer Justin Tedesco of the Buffalo Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John P. Gerken, Jr. of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Christopher Safulko of the DA’s Justice Courts.