Friday, January 4, 2019



Monticello man sentenced to prison for firing gun on Broadway


MONTICELLO – A Monticello man was sentenced by Sullivan County Court Judge Frank LaBuda on Thursday to nine years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision on his conviction for firing a loaded handgun in the middle of a Saturday afternoon on Broadway in Monticello.

Brian Brown, 25, pled guilty on July 22, 2017 to criminal possession of a weapon as a violent felony after he fired the gun during the course of what appeared to be a dispute he had with the victim.

During the dispute, Brown pushed the victim into a window of a local business, breaking it and causing over $1,000 in damage to the store. As the victim fled, Brown fired the gun at the victim, leaving behind a bullet and shell casing, which were recovered by the police.

The incident was captured by video surveillance and helping to prosecute the case despite the victim’s unwillingness to cooperate.

After the incident, Brown fled Monticello for a time, but was arrested by village police On February 27, 2018 when he was spotted in a car driven by someone else on Forestburgh Road.

“The imposition of a significant sentence upon this defendant who engaged in a shooting in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon, endangering the lives of innocent people trying to enjoy local businesses and travel on busy street, is appropriate and just,” said District Attorney James Farrell. “We cannot and will not tolerate this intentional and violent conduct.”


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