A Westchester man will spend time in prison after being found guilty by a jury of possessing an illegal weapon.
Richard Johnson, 37, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty on Monday, Dec. 2, following a jury trial in Westchester County Court on multiple felony weapons charges.
Johnson was found guilty of one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., announced.
This week, Johnson was sentenced to eight years in state prison, followed by five years of post-release supervision.
On Aug. 16 2018, Mount Vernon Police officers responded to a 911 emergency call on Hussey Road where there were reports of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, police found Johnson with a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun that had the serial number defaced.
Johnson was arrested at the scene without further incident, and he was later indicted by a Westchester County grand jury, which found him guilty.
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