(WKTV) - Two men face charges in connection with the illegal possession and sale of an AK-47 rifle, Little Falls police said.
David Bennett, 28, of Newport is charged with criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree.
Nicholas Curri, 29, of Little Falls is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
According to officials, Bennett allegedly stole the AK-47 from a home and sold it to a third person. Bennett could not legally possess a firearm because of previous criminal convictions, and under the New York State Safe Act, he could not possess or sell an AK-47. Bennett is alleged to have sold the rifle to Curri, who also could not legally possess the gun.
Bennett was sent to Herkimer County Correctional Facility on no bail. Curri was released on ankle monitoring through Herkimer County Probation.