A Johnson City man is sentenced on a weapon charge and a Binghamton man pleads guilty to stolen property possession in separate arrests in the Village.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

A Johnson City man has learned he will spend three years in prison after pleading guilty to Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon earlier this year.

The Broome County District Attorney’s office says 24-year-old Dwayne Benjamin was driving in the area of Arch and Main Streets on April 2nd of this year when a Johnson City Police Patrol Officer attempted to stop him for a traffic infraction.

Officials say Benjamin abandoned his 2006 Pontiac at the intersection and he took off on foot.

The authorities apprehended him several days later.

Police found a loaded and unlicensed .40 caliber pistol in the car.

The District Attorney’s Office says Benjamin was on probation for a 2020 narcotics conviction.

Prosecutors say Benjamin was arrested several weeks later.

In addition to the three years in State Prison for the plea to felony Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Benjamin has also been ordered to be placed of five years post-release supervision.

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In other Broome County Court action this week, sentencing is set for November for a Broome County man after he pleaded guilty yesterday to possessing stolen property.

The Broome County District Attorney’ office says 50-year-old Roy Peterson of Binghamton admitted he had two stolen credit cards he tried to hide from Johnson City Police when they were taking him into custody on an unrelated charge last October.

According to prosecutors, Peterson was found to be in possession of two stolen credit cards as the authorities were investigating the unrelated misdemeanor charges.

Officials say Peterson is expected to get one-and-a-half to three years in prison.

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