Arrest: Attempted Criminal Purchase of a Weapon

10/03/19: At approximately 7:30 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested George Mayer, 53, of Center Moriches, for attempted criminal purchase of a weapon. He attempted to purchase a shotgun from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Riverhead knowing he was prohibited by law from possessing a firearm because of a multiple prior felony convictions. Mr. Mayer was charged with attempted criminal purchase of a weapon, attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree, and filing a false instrument in the 2nd degree. He was arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court and remanded to the Riverhead Jail without bail.

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