Plattsburgh man faces weapons charges

— A Plattsburgh man is in jail facing felony weapons charges.

On the evening of Jan. 19, the Plattsburgh Police Department received a complaint alleging the illegal possession of weapons by Ryan T. Tolbert, 26, of 64 Set Point Condominiums in Plattsburgh.

Patrol officers investigated the report and confiscated five rifles, ammunition, high capacity magazines and reloading equipment from his Set Point condominium.

Tolbert was arrested and charged with the Class A misdemeanor of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree for allegedly being in possession of the rifles after having been convicted of a serious offense.

Upon further investigation by Plattsburgh Police Department detectives and the New York State Police Troop B Gun Unit, it was determined that several of the magazines allegedly possessed by Tolbert were prohibited large capacity magazines. Tolbert was also charged with the Class D felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, third degree.

He was arraigned in front of City Court judge Mark Rogers and committed to the Clinton County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

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