A 21-year-old man has been convicted, as charged, of criminal weapons possession following a three-day trial before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III announced Tuesday.
Antoine Hailey was charged in April 2012 after being found with a loaded .22-caliber revolver after Buffalo police responded to a disturbance on Tonawanda Street. The weapon was recovered after being hidden in the ceiling panels of a home as police arrived at the location.
Hailey faces a maximum prison term of 15 years when he’s sentenced before Burns on June 4. Assistant District Attorney Liam A. Dwyer prosecuted the case.