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Man Pleads Guilty for Driving with an Illegally Possessed Gun in Colonie

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

October 21, 2020



 Man Pleads Guilty for Driving with an 

Illegally Possessed Gun in Colonie


ALBANY, NY-  District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that EARL PITTMAN, 40, of Schenectady, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Armed Felony, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court yesterday afternoon.

On September 15, 2019, at approximately 2:21 A.M., PITTMAN was operating a motor vehicle on Central Avenue in the town of Colonie when officers conducted a traffic stop. Police found that PITMMAN was driving while his license was revoked due to numerous suspensions to his driving privileges. During the stop officers recovered an illegally possessed firearm in the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that PITTMAN had multiple open drunk driving related offenses and convictions, including a pending sentencing for Felony DWI in Albany County Court that week, and an additional pending Felony DWI case in Saratoga County.

Due to his criminal history, PITTMAN faces (8) years in State Prison, to be followed by (5) years of Post-Release Supervision, when sentenced on December 11, 2020.

Assistant District Attorney Collin D’Arcy is handling the prosecution of this case.

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