Four Buffalo men described by prosecutors as “gun-toting thugs” have pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon for having loaded handguns or a sawed-off shotgun in four unrelated incidents.
Christian Fulgham, 27, of East Parade Street, pleaded guilty Monday before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski following his arrest in April as he was trying to break into an occupied East Buffalo house. The victim called police, who said that Fulgam tried to hide his loaded 9mm pistol in a porch mailbox. Fulgam was on parole at the time for an earlier weapons conviction.
As a second felony offender armed with an unlicensed handgun, Fulgham faces a mandatory minimum prison term of seven years and up to 15 years when he is sentenced July 30.
The three others, each facing minimum prison terms of at least three years, are:
• Elmarious Honeycutt, 23, of Girard Place, who pleaded guilty to having an unlicensed Sturm Ruger semi-automatic pistol loaded with eight rounds when Buffalo police stopped the car he was in in April. He faces sentencing Sept. 17.
• Darrell Cheek, 21, of East Utica Street, pleaded guilty before Senior Erie County Judge Michael L. D’Amico for having a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol loaded with six rounds when police stopped him on Main Street in September. He faces sentencing Aug. 27.
• Oshay Gordon, 20, no known address, also pleaded guilty before Judge D’Amico for having a loaded sawed-off shotgun when Buffalo police stopped his van after an attempted Buffalo downtown robbery in May. He faces sentencing July 25.