Another person sentenced in gun thefts

SYRACUSE — Dalmary Morales, 38, of Schenectady was sentenced on Friday to 4 3/4 years in prison for receiving, possessing, concealing and storing firearms stolen from Target Sports, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Schenectady County.

Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue also sentenced Morales to three years of supervised release and ordered that she pay restitution of $48,775.

Morales pled guilty on May 17, 2018. As part of her plea, Morales admitted that she helped Christian Roman and Jose Fontanez steal dozens of firearms from Target Sports by repeatedly driving the men between her apartment and the gun store. Each time, she served as a lookout while the two removed firearms, ammunition and other property from inside the store through a broken window and placed them in her car. Morales also admitted that she helped Roman and Fontanez inventory the stolen firearms at her apartment and obstructed justice by alerting Roman and Fontanez that authorities were looking for them in the hours after the burglary, resulting in an extended manhunt.

Omar DeJesus, 32, and Onic Martinez, 34, both of Amsterdam, pled guilty in 2018 for their roles in stealing, transporting and possessing the firearms. Both men were sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Roman, 24, of Schenectady, pled guilty in 2018 to stealing the firearms from Target Sports. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 29.

Juan Saez, 35, of Rochester, pled guilty in 2018 for his role in stealing, transporting and possessing the firearms. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 2.

Fontanez, 36, of Schenectady, pled guilty in 2018 to stealing the firearms from Target Sports. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 16.

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

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