One of the perps in the “Home” night club sentenced to prison time


KINGSTON – A Poughkeepsie
man who was one of those involved in the January 25, 2014 shooting outside
the “Home” night club on Route 9W in the Town of Lloyd has
been sentenced to 15 years in state prison.

Frederick Smith, 25, had been convicted in a 2015 trial of felony criminal
possession of a weapon.

Smith was one of four men who fled the scene and when police pulled over
their car a mile down the road, smith was seen throwing a loaded semi-automatic
pistol out his window. Another suspect, Tahmel Gordon, was seen pulling
a 38 caliber revolver from his waistband and was shot twice by police.

Smith jumped out of the vehicle and despite being ordered by police to
stop, he ran into the woods, but was apprehended along with the other

Smith has an extensive criminal history. He was convicted of a violent
felony assault in Dutchess County in 2012, and is currently serving a
seven-year sentence for a criminal sale of a controlled substance felony
for selling drugs in the City of Poughkeepsie in 2013. He also has several
misdemeanor convictions.

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