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Guilty Verdict in Weapon Possession Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

October 10, 2017



Guilty Verdict in Weapon Possession Case





ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that CHRISTOPHER BRYANT, 25, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Armed Violent Felony, (1) Count of Menacing in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and (1) Count of Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court.

A jury found that on March 3, 2017, in the area of Henry Johnson Boulevard and First Street, in the City of Albany, BRYANT did punch a person who was known to him, in the face, during a verbal altercation and threatened the person with a loaded firearm. Albany Police obtained a search warrant for BYRANT’S home and did recover a loaded firearm, along with additional ammunition. After further investigation, DNA results indicated that BRYANT could be included as a contributor of DNA on the trigger of the gun.

BRYANT faces up to 15 years in State Prison when sentenced on December 1, 2017.

Assistant District Attorney Brittany Grome of the Major Offense Unit prosecuted this case.

For more information please contact the Albany County District Attorney’s Office at [email protected]