Reputed Buffalo gang member sentenced to 4 years

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A reputed member of the Bailey Boys Gang was sentenced Friday to 48 months in federal prison. Marlon Johnson, Jr., 25, of Kenmore was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Buffalo Police responded to a call on Emerson Street on December 16, 2011 when they say the defendant ran from the area and a foot chase ensued. Johnson was eventually taken into custody inside a home on Glenwood Avenue.

Officers searched a garbage tote right next to the door of the residence and found a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol with a defaced serial number. Johnson later admitted that he stole the gun from someone else.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul said that the sentencing is the latest in a continuing series of actions aimed at the Bailey Boys Gang allegedly operating in Buffalo. A total of 10 alleged members and associates of the Bailey Boys have been indicted on racketeering charges including multiple murders, attempted murders, robberies and narcotics trafficking.

Investigators say Johnson was a criminal associate of the Bailey Boys. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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