Sunday, March 31, 2013

Suppression hearing held in assault weapon case

Finger Lakes Times:

A seat belt violation and a broken taillight led to the traffic stop that uncovered two rifles, including an assault weapon, stolen from a Seneca Falls apartment complex last fall.

That was the testimony of several Seneca Falls police officers during a suppression hearing Friday for Gary Goodman in Seneca County Court. The Waterloo man, formerly of Geneva, faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property….

Local attorney Steven Getman is representing Goodman. Getman is contesting the legality of the search....

Judge Dennis Bender gave [District Attorney Barry] Porsch and Getman 20 days to submit written briefs on the hearing, after which he will issue a decision.

Goodman remains in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond.