Hudson man sentenced to prison on weapon's charges

posted by Bill Williams -

Michael Johnson was sentenced today to 1 to 3 years in prison, for being in possession of a stolen handgun last August. 

Johnson plead guilty to the charges in October.

Notice from Columbia County D.A’s office, from October

On October 20, 2017, Michael Johnson was convicted by plea, as indicted, of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, Honorable Jonathan D. Nichols presiding. The Court will sentence Michael Johnson on December 15, 2017. The Hudson Police Department investigated this matter and arrested Michael Johnson. The Public  Defender represents Michael Johnson. (Indictment No. 17-042)


Original press release from August

Press Release

Stolen Hand Gun Arrest

On August 18, 2017, the City of Hudson Police Department arrested 31 year old, Michael Johnson of Hudson, New York on Criminal Possession of a weapon in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony, Criminal Possession of a weapon 3rd Degree, a class D felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, a class E felony.

On August 18, 2017, at approximately 8:04 am, the City of Hudson Police Department received information and a tip from the local community that a black male all dressed in black, wearing black sun glasses, and a hoodie over his head, was standing in front of a targeted location on the 200 block of Columbia Street reportedly taking pictures of the residence. Police immediately responded to the area and found a male matching the description in the rear of the residence in the 200 block of Long Alley. The subject was subsequently identified by the police as Michael Johnson. Michael Johnson was found to be in possession of a loaded .380 hand gun which had been reported stolen. At this time, police believe this incident to be related to the shootings of this past weekend.

The Hudson Police Department was assisted by the New York State Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

On August 18, 2017, Michael Johnson was arraigned in the Hudson City Criminal Court before Judge Connor . He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail

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