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Repeat Offender Sentenced for Multiple Gun Crimes

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Press Release


March 19, 2021


 

 

 Repeat Offender Sentenced for 


Multiple Gun Crimes 



  

 

ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that KYANTE SEALEY, 21, of Albany, was sentenced to (12) years in State Prison, to be followed by (5) years of Post-Release Supervision, before the Honorable Andra Ackerman this morning in Albany County Court.


On November 19, 2020, SEALEY pleaded guilty to (2) Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, each Class C Armed Violent Felonies. This case resolution satisfied several open illegal weapons possession cases against SEALEY. On four separate incident dates it was determined that SEALEY possessed an illegal handgun. In three of these instances, the evidence established the defendant brandished his firearm and/or fired bullets at individuals.


On August 26, 2019, at approximately 5:34 P.M., while in the area of South Pearl Street and Westerlo Street in the City of Albany, SEALEY intentionally fired a loaded semi-automatic handgun at a person, ultimately striking the victim in the leg.


In addition, on April 12, 2020, at approximately 11:50 A.M., in the area of Orange Street and Lexington Avenue, in the City of Albany, SEALEY illegally possessed a loaded firearm, shortly followed by an incident on April 15, 2020, at approximately 11:05 A.M., in the area of 7 Lexington Avenue, in the City of Albany, where SEALEY was again in illegal possession of a firearm when he shot at a moving vehicle. No injuries were reported during that incident.


The following day on April 16, 2020 at approximately 5:30 P.M., in the area of 228 Second Street, in the City of Albany, SEALEY was taken into custody by the Albany Police Department during a traffic stop. During the stop, SEALEY was possessed loaded .22 caliber revolver which was concealed in his pants pocket. SEALY was remanded at that time and has been in custody since April 16, 2020.


Assistant District Attorney David Szalda of the Major Offense Unit prosecuted this case.


For more information, please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]

 

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