A Woodlawn Avenue man faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month after being convicted last week on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.
Jovan Barksdale, 33, was found guilty of hiding a loaded and stolen .380-caliber handgun on the porch of a Johnson Street house April 3, shortly after Buffalo police officers responded to a 911 call complaining of two men with guns. Barksdale struggled with police when they tried to apprehend him, Sedita said.
Barksdale, who has four prior felony convictions, including for attempted robbery and drug charges, was convicted as charged following the weeklong jury trial before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 20.