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.