District Attorney Hoovler Details Prison Sentence in Newburgh Gun Case

May 18, 2024

District Attorney Hoovler Details Prison Sentence in Newburgh Gun Case

Newburgh Man Sentenced to Years in Prison

Defendant Previously Pled Guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, May 13, 2024, Natore Dennis, age 28, of Newburgh, was sentenced to four (4) years in prison to be followed by five (5) years of post-release supervision in connection with his previous guilty plea in Orange County Court to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

As alleged in documents filed and statements made in court, in the late evening of October 16, 2023, City of Newburgh Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the City for a report of a man with a gun.  After the police were allowed inside the residence, they found Dennis in the vicinity of three sleeping children.  After Dennis was placed in custody for an outstanding arrest warrant, police recovered a loaded and illegally possessed revolver in a bag next to a mattress where the children had previously been.  At the plea proceedings, Dennis admitted to illegally possessing the loaded firearm.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation which led to the arrest of Dennis.  

“Illegally possessed firearms pose a danger to everyone, in particular innocent children,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “It was only through the committed work of law enforcement that this gun was recovered before it could cause irreversible harm.  The prison sentence rightfully imposed on this defendant should stand as a warning that the illegal possession of guns in Orange County can and will result in incarceration.”

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Richard Giordano.

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.