A Buffalo man pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Prosecutors said 30-year-old Styles Salter on Jan. 31 pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
After posting bail, Salter failed to show for his sentencing on Aug. 5, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
On Aug. 8, a civilian directed Buffalo police to Salter after police responded to a shots fired call near Zenner and Scajaquada streets. Officers observed a loaded .45 in his waistband, and a felony-weight amount of cocaine found on his person.
Salter faces five to seven years in prison on the earlier case and seven to 15 years in prison on the latter case when he is sentenced Dec. 15. These sentences will be served consecutively as a matter of law.
Salter has been remanded without bail.
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