Plattsburgh man charged after handgun incident

Maximilian C. Marte

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged with a string of felonies and misdemeanors following an incident last weekend, according to Plattsburgh City Police.

Police said that at about 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, they were called to the vicinity of 144 Sharron Ave. in the south end of the city for a report of a male brandishing a handgun outside of the residence.

The caller reported observing the male involved in an altercation with a female, during which, a handgun was displayed, police said.

The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of the officers, but he was identified by witnesses as Maximilian C. Marte, 25, of Plattsburgh, police said.

Police said that detectives executed a search warrant at Marte’s Adirondack Lane residence on Wednesday and recovered a loaded 9mm pistol and approximately 14 grams of heroin (approximate street value of approximately $3,000).

Marte was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor and second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor.

Marte was arraigned on Wednesday in Plattsburgh City Court where he was committed to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail/ $50,000 bond.


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