Modified: April 6, 2022 3:39pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 33-year-old Devin D. Brown of Concord, North Carolina was arraigned this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Shannon M. Heneghan on the following offenses:
- Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” violent felonies)
- One count of Menacing in the Second Degree (Class “A” misdemeanor)
- One count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class “A” misdemeanor)
- One count of Public Lewdness (Class “B” misdemeanor)
It is alleged that on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at approximately 6:44 p.m., the victim was sitting on the porch of a residence on Millicent Avenue in the City of Buffalo when she saw the defendant urinating on the side of the home. When the victim confronted the defendant, he allegedly pointed a gun while threatening the victim. It is further alleged that the defendant walked to his vehicle and pointed a second gun at the victim. The alleged incident occurred in the presence of three children.
Buffalo Police responded to investigate the complaint and approached the defendant. Officers allegedly found a loaded, illegal handgun in the defendant’s pocket. Police also allegedly recovered a second illegal handgun that was on the backseat of the defendant’s vehicle.
Brown is scheduled to return on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. Despite prosecutor’s request that the defendant be remanded, the defendant was held on $7,500 bail.
“I am deeply disturbed by these allegations as well as the amount of bail set in this case. The defendant is accused of exposing himself, urinating on a home, then pointing an illegal gun at the victim twice – all in the presence of three children,” said District Attorney John Flynn. “This defendant lives out of state and I am concerned that he is a potential flight risk. We will be aggressively prosecuting this case and seeking an increase in bail.”
If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Briana R. D. Miller of the Felony Trials Bureau.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.