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Man found with loaded AK-47 enters guilty plea

A Buffalo man who police found with a loaded AK 47 assault rifle in a vehicle after he allegedly tried to rob a cab driver has pleaded guilty to a gun charge.

Daron Lipscomb, 22, of Shauf Avenue, pleaded guilty as charged Friday to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the July 12 incident, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

Prosecutors said Lipscomb was carrying the rifle when he tried to hold up the cabbie at Genesee Street and Eller Avenue, but the cabbie sped off and alerted authorities.

Buffalo police quickly found Lipscomb with the weapon between his legs in the front passenger seat of a vehicle.

He also was charged in two holdups April 16 in South Buffalo and June 17 in University Heights. He pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree robbery.

Lipscomb faces up to 29 years in prison on the three convictions when he is sentenced Oct. 3 by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges.