MONTICELLO – A Farmingville man was sentenced in Sullivan County Court on Monday to nine years in state prison for criminal possession of a weapon as a felony. Stephan Schick was also sentenced Kenneth Rickenbacker, 34, to five years of post-release supervision.
District Attorney James Farrell said Rickenbacker admitted to possessing a loaded firearm in September 2015 at a residence in the Village of Monticello. Investigating police officers were called to a domestic incident and found a gun had been fired inside. Projectiles and bullet casings were found along with a small amount of cocaine and heroin.
Rickenbacker fled the scene and was later apprehended by Suffolk County authorities.
Monticello Police were assisted in the investigation by the State Police Forensic Investigation Unit.
The DA said Rickenbacker was prohibited from possessing a handgun as a result of a prior felony conviction for possession of narcotics in 2007.
Farrell said the victim of the domestic incident refused to cooperate with prosecutors after Rickenbacker’s arrest.