ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Rochester man with four previous convictions was sentenced to prison on a gun charge Tuesday, federal officials announced.
According to U.S. Attorney Trini Ross, 37-year-old John Moore will serve 51 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and being in possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
According to prosecutors, Moore has four prior felony drug convictions in Monroe Schuyler, and Steuben Counties, which prohibits him from legally possessing a firearm.
Federal officials say Rochester police officers responded to Tremont Street back in April 2020 for the report of a man in a minivan with a gun. Authorities say officers saw Moore near a door of the minivan before he entered a nearby house.
Officers then recovered a silver revolver with an obliterated serial number from under the driver seat in the vehicle.