LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man, who is charged with shooting at a passing car in the city on June 27, was arraigned in Niagara County Court Friday on charges of having a sawed-off rifle and assorted drugs in his car when police arrested him in the shooting case.
Cornelius D. Porter, 19, of Fourth Street, pleaded not guilty to third-, fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Assistant District Attorney Theresa L. Prezioso said charges of attempted first-degree assault and reckless endangerment are still pending against Porter in Niagara Falls City Court. He is accused of firing shots at a car containing a man and a woman, Prezioso said.
On Aug. 2, police pulled Porter’s car over to arrest him on a warrant in connection with the shooting. They allegedly found a sawed-off 9mm Luger rifle, more than half a gram of cocaine and the anti-anxiety drug alprazolam, better known by the brand name Xanax.