WARSAW – Four New York State prison inmates – two convicted Brooklyn robbers, a Lyons robber and a Rome gun toter – were all arraigned before Wyoming County Judge Michael M. Mohun here last week for having self-made weapons in state facilities,including two incidents at the Wyoming Correctional Facility, State Police announced Monday.
Remanded to prison after they all entered not guilty pleas pending further court proceedings on felony charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon were:
• Darius Turner, 26, a Brooklyn robber charged with illegally having an edged plastic weapon while he was being held in the Attica Correction Facility a month ago. He is now being held in the Auburn Correctional Facility.
• Daverin Simpson, 22, now serving a felony weapons possession term in the Livingston Correctional Facility, was charged with having an edged plastic-and-metal weapon while being held in the Wyoming Correctional Facility a month ago.
• Lateek Newton, 19, a convicted Brooklyn robber, now being held in the Midstate Correctional Facility, was charged with having an edged metal weapon, also at the Wyoming Correctional Facility about three weeks ago.
• Karon James, 22, a convicted Lyons robber, now being held in the Collins Correctional Facility for allegedly having two edged metal weapons while being held in the Wyoming Correctional Facility about a month ago.
If convicted of the prison crimes, all four of them face additional prison terms of up to seven years.