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Falls man indicted in gun possession cases

LOCKPORT - A grand jury indictment unsealed Friday charged Edward J. Parmer of Niagara Falls with allegedly firing a gun outside a Niagara Falls grocery store and having two guns in his car at an international bridge.

Parmer, 19, of Packard Court, was held on $20,000 bail after pleading not guilty in State Supreme Court to three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Each count carries a maximum 15-year prison term.

Niagara County Assistant District Claudette S. Caldwell said in court that Parmer had two guns in his vehicle, one loaded, at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Oct. 6. On Nov. 19, a surveillance video showed Parmer allegedly firing a shot outside the Hometown Market on Pierce Avenue in the Falls.

Caldwell also said Parmer was arrested earlier this week in Niagara Falls on charges of possessing drugs, a weapon and stolen property, but those were not part of the indictment.


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