Newburgh Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Loaded Pistol
Investigation Conducted by the City of Newburgh Police Department, aided by
Orange County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigator hired
Pursuant to Grant to Assist in Investigation of Non-Fatal Shootings
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, December 22, Davion Fryar, 19, of Newburgh, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown to ten years in state prison and five years post-release supervision for having possessed a loaded .32 caliber semiautomatic pistol. Fryar had pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree on November 16, 2017, for having possessed the loaded gun on February 12, 2017, in the vicinity of Henry Street and Liberty Street in the City of Newburgh.
The arrest of Fryar was the result of an investigation into a non-fatal shooting which had occurred at that location. The investigation was conducted by the City of Newburgh Police Department, aided by an Orange County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigator who had been hired as part of a grant the District Attorney’s Office received from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The grant was designed to place additional resources into the investigation of non-fatal shootings in the City of Newburgh, and to research and develop best practices in the investigation of those crimes. This case was the second one where a felony arrest has been made as the result of collaborative investigative efforts by the City of Newburgh Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigator assigned to aid in the investigation of non-fatal shootings. The weapon had been recovered by New York Parole Officers during a home visit to Fryar’s residence on March 24, 2017.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department and the New York State Parole Officers who worked on the case.
“Reducing violent crime and the shootings which have plagued the City of Newburgh continues to be a top priority for my office,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “I commend the City of Newburgh Police Department detectives and the New York State parole officers whose actions lead to this defendant being sentenced to a decade in state prison. The City of Newburgh will be safer while he is incarcerated. I also commend the Criminal Investigator from my office who is working with the City of Newburgh Police to investigate non-fatal shootings. I hope this case is just the first example of the successful investigations and prosecutions which will result from collaborative efforts between my office and the City of Newburgh Police Department.”