Arrest: Attempted Criminal Purchase of a Weapon
12/02/19: Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Daren Jefferson, 54, of Mastic, NY, for attempted criminal purchase of a weapon. Mr. Jefferson attempted to purchase a shotgun on 01/20/19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Riverhead, NY, knowing he was prohibited by law from possessing a firearm due to two prior felony convictions for violating an order of protection and criminal contempt in the 1st degree. He was charged with attempted criminal purchase of a weapon, two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the 2nd degree, criminal contempt in the 2nd degree, and, criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree.
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