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Jamestown man gets 6 months in prison for unlawfully possessing firearms

Raymond VanBuskirk, 45, of Jamestown, who was convicted of unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon, was sentenced Thursday to six months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled the case, stated that in May 2016, VanBuskirkĀ moved two rifles, one shotgun and more than 1,000 rounds of .223-caliber ammunition from his home to another location for safekeeping. VanBuskirk retained a third rifle at his home, which was recovered by federal agents on June 29, 2016. VanBuskirk has a prior felony conviction for sale of a controlled substance in New York and was prohibited from legally possessing of firearms and ammunition.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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