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Schenectady man sentenced for possessing ammunition

Monday, September 16, 2013
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— A Schenectady man already serving prison time for holding a woman at gunpoint last year was sentenced Monday in federal court for illegally possessing ammunition, records show.

Frank Peace, 37, was sentenced Monday to a total of 21 months in prison related to the ammunition. The sentence is to run consecutive with the 18 months to 3 years in prison he is serving for holding the woman at gunpoint.

Peace admitted in January in U.S. District Court to possessing more than 100 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition at his home. Peace was barred from possessing the ammunition due to a prior felony conviction.

The cartridges were found in August 2012 during a search by Schenectady police detectives, according to papers filed earlier in the case.

Peace had faced up to 10 years in federal prison on the ammunition case, but agreed not to appeal any sentence above 5 years, 3 months.

Peace was sentenced in March in Schenectady County court for holding the woman at gunpoint in April 2012.

Peace pleaded guilty in that case to one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

He was initially charged with the more serious count of kidnapping, for allegedly trying to ransom her for $2,000. A grand jury chose not to indict on that count.

Peace was out on bail at the time the ammunition was discovered.

With the two sentences running consecutively, Peace is to serve from 3 years, 3 months to 4 years, 9 months.

He was represented in the federal case by attorney Timothy Austin and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

 
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