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Sentencing in Illegal Pistol Possession Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

March 8, 2019



  Sentencing in Illegal Pistol Possession Case


ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that ALVIN DAMON, 22, of Albany, was sentenced to 10 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post-Release Supervision, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this afternoon.

On January 25, 2019, DAMON was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Armed Violent Felony, and (1) Count of Menacing a Police Officer or Peace Officer, a Class D Violent Felony.

After deliberation and review of the presented evidence during the trial, the jury found that on June 19, 2018, in the area of Third Street and North Manning Boulevard in the City of Albany, DAMON placed or attempted to place a police officer in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury, or death by displaying a deadly weapon. Specifically, when DAMON was approached by an on duty officer, he ran down the street, grabbed a pedestrian and used them as a shield while pulling a firearm out of his waistband. The pedestrian was able to get away without injuries. At the time of the incident, DAMON was in illegal possession of a loaded 9mm Beretta pistol.

Assistant District Attorney Megan Spillane of the Street Crimes Unit handled the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]