Defendant: Richard Johnson (DOB 09/08/82)

Jan. 15, 2020 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Richard Johnson of Mount Vernon was sentenced to state prison after being found guilty on weapons charges. A jury found Johnson guilty following a jury trial Dec. 2, 2019, before Westchester County Court Judge David Zuckerman.

Specifically, Johnson was sentenced to the following:

  • 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony -- 8 years in state prison
  • 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, class D felonies -- 5 years in state prison on each count

All sentences to run concurrently (at the same time). His sentence includes 5 years of post-release supervision.

On Aug. 16, 2018, Mount Vernon Police responded to a 911 call on Hussey Road saying there was a man with a gun. Police found Richard Johnson and a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun with the serial number defaced. Johnson was arrested at the scene. He was later indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury.

Special Prosecutions Assistant District Attorney Janelle Armentano and Wendy Parra, Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, prosecuted the case.

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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