Arcade Man Sentenced on Gun Charge

August 10, 2011 Updated Aug 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM EDT

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Arcade Man Sentenced on Gun Charge

August 10, 2011 Updated Aug 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Wednesday that 41-year-old Gregory Sanders of Arcade, who was convicted of knowingly possessing ammunition after having previously been convicted of a crime, was sentenced to time served (16 months) and six months home detention by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant United States Attorney Richard P. Maigret, who handled the case, stated that the Arcade Police, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Police were called to Sanders’ home in Arcade on April 17, 2010.

The call was made by the defendant’s wife who indicated that her husband was threatening her and their children during a domestic argument. When police arrived, officers were told by Sanders wife, who had fled with her children, that the defendant was in the residence with a firearm, that he had stated that his wife should be afraid, and that “if the police came, it would be bad.”

Police attempted to contact the defendant by telephone but he remained inside and refused to exit. Sanders surrendered after several hours of negotiations with law enforcement. A shotgun and several rounds of ammunition were recovered. Sanders was previously convicted of a felony in the state of South Carolina for an assault on a police officer.