Man admits to two gun-related incidents, faces up to 30 years in prison

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 16:51:52-05

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says a Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after two incidents with a gun.

Flynn says Markilo Hayes, 27, threatened his girlfriend's family members on January 5, 2015 and had a gun on him.

When police responded to the 911 call, Hayes' girlfriend took police to a nearby yard where she though Hayes hid the gun. Officers followed footprints in the snow and found a loaded revolver under a car. Police say the revolver had Hayes' DNA on it.

In another incident, the DA's office says Hayes was speeding through a Bennett High School parking lot, ran over a concrete barrier and got stuck. When Buffalo Police investigated, they found Hayes drunk with a semi-automatic pistol in the center console of the car.

The DA says Hayes was out on bail for the first case when he was arrested for the second.

Hayes will be sentenced February 28 and faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 14 years and a maximum sentence of 30 years.