• Suffolk County Sheriff

Arrest: Attempted Criminal Purchase of a Weapon

11/18/19: Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Benjamin McCarthy, 34, of Bay Shore, NY, for attempted criminal purchase of a weapon. Mr. McCarthy attempted to purchase a shotgun on 02/10/19 at Empire State Firearms in Port Jefferson Station, NY, knowing he was prohibited by law from possessing a firearm due to a prior conviction for domestic violence. He was charged with attempted criminal purchase of a weapon and offering a false instrument for filing in the 2nd degree.

Disclaimer: All information contained in this post has been provided for general informational purposes only. To the extent that pending criminal matters are discussed, all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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