A Gerogia man Thursday was sentenced to 18 months in prison following his conviction on being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Eric Hubbard, 34, of Stone Mountain was arrested June 19, 2014, after a pair of Buffalo Police officers approached him while walking down Genesee Street, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case.
Alder said Hubbard refused the officers' request to show identification. The officers then patted down Hubbard and detected a gun in his possession, which turned out to be a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, with 13 rounds of ammunition. Police said Hubbard subsequently told the arresting officers that the gun was “his girl’s” and that he was carrying it to protect himself.
Alder said Hubbard had two prior convictions in Michigan, the first in 2002 for breaking and entering, and a second conviction in 2003 for attempting to break and enter and assaulting or resisting a police officer. As a convicted felon, Hubbard is prohibited from legally possessing a firearm.
The case was investigated by agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Buffalo Police Department.