Amsterdam man sentenced for role in burglary

SYRACUSE — Onic Martinez, 34, of Amsterdam was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a burglary of a Glenville gun shop.

Martinez was found guilty of transporting, storing and possessing firearms stolen from Target Sports, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Schenectady County.

Senior U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue also sentenced Martinez to three years of supervised release and ordered that he pay restitution in the amount of $48,775.

Martinez, who has two prior felony convictions for robbery, pled guilty on Aug. 30. As part of his plea, Martinez admitted that he retrieved dozens of stolen firearms from a storage locker in Schenectady, where Christian Roman and Jose Fontanez hid them shortly after the burglary on Oct. 22, 2017. In exchange for his assistance, Martinez received several of the stolen firearms. Martinez was prohibited from possessing firearms because of his criminal record.

Jose Fontanez, 36, and Christian Roman, 24, both of Schenectady, pled guilty in 2018 to stealing the firearms from Target Sports, and other, related charges. Both are scheduled to be sentenced in April.

Dalmary Morales, 37, of Schenectady; and Juan Saez, 35, of Rochester, pled guilty in 2018 for their respective roles in stealing, transporting, and possessing the firearms. Morales and Saez are scheduled to be sentenced on April 22.

The case was investigated by the ATF, New York State Police, and the Glenville Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

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