Three time felon sentenced on weapon charge
Posted at: 08/29/2013 1:31 PM
A three-time felon was sentenced in federal court Thursday for a weapon charge.
Davon Washington, 30, of Rochester, was convicted of possessing an illegal firearm after having been previously convicted of three prior violent felonies. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of post release supervision.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation on Jewel Street in Rochester. Investigators say Washington engaged in a physical struggle with police officers and while running from the scene, he was observed tossing a handgun over the fence. The gun was recovered from a yard nearby.