Jajuan Dixon, 20, of Liberty, pled guilty to felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree on February 10, before Sullivan County Court Judge Jim Farrell.
MONTICELLO, NY — Jajuan Dixon, 20, of Liberty, pled guilty to felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree on February 10, before Sullivan County Court Judge Jim Farrell. During his plea, Dixon admitted that he possessed a loaded and operable .38 caliber revolver on Broadway in the Village of Monticello last summer.
The weapon was discovered in Dixon’s possession when Monticello police responded to a 911 report of shots fired on June 25, 2021. Two additional men, Joseph Robinson, 20, of Ellenville, and Adrian Davis, 21, of Liberty, pled guilty to felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, admitting that they knowingly accompanied Dixon and the gun inside a motor vehicle that day. The pleas came immediately before hearings were scheduled to commence on the case.
“These defendants’ illegal gun possession endangered those who traveled along Broadway, undermined lawful gun ownership and will not be tolerated in Sullivan County,” Sullivan County District Attorney Meagan Galligan said. She thanked the Village of Monticello Police Department for their quick action in connection with this dangerous situation and thorough investigation into the case, which was prosecuted by assistant district attorney Brian Conaty.
Dixon remains incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for April 7. Robinson and Davis posted $50,000 bond and are additionally supervised by the Sullivan County Probation Department pending sentencing.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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