District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in Illegally Possessed Gun Case

March 13, 2023

District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in Illegally Possessed Gun Case

Defendant Sentenced tEleven Years in Prison with Five Years of Post-Release Supervision

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Thursday, March 2, 2023, Roger Alleyne, 34, of Newburgh, was sentenced to eleven (11) years in prison to be followed by five (5) years of post-release supervision in connection with his guilty plea to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree for illegally possessing a firearm.

As admitted during the plea allocution and in charging documents filed and comments made on the record in court, on April 26, 2022, police officers in the City of Newburgh were notified by ShotSpotter of shots fired in the vicinity of Washington Street.  When the police arrived at the location, they found the defendant who refused to respond to police commands.  The police thereafter recovered a loaded and illegally possessed 380 Taurus firearm from Alleyne’s pocket, and a corresponding shell casing near the area where Alleyne was standing.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation and arrest of Alleyne. 

“Violent and senseless gunplay using illegally possessed weapons poses a grave risk of harm,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “Thankfully, the prompt response and investigation by the police officers in this case ensured that this illegally possessed firearm would not cause further irreversible harm.  My Office will continue to pursue criminals who disproportionately drive violent crime in the County.  I applaud the hard and dedicated work by the police and the prosecutors who handled the case.” 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District AttorneysMichael Roche and Neal Eriksen. 

This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.