Kaylen Edwards Charged With Possession Of A Firearm

Kaylen Edwards Charged With Possession Of A Firearm

Buffalo Man, Kaylen Edwards Arrested, Charged With Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

BUFFALO, N.Y (STL.News) U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Kaylen Edwards, 22, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by complaint with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The charge carries carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan E. Leydecker, who is handling the case, stated that on November 7, 2020, Cheektowaga Police Officers responded to Pinehurst Avenue, where a limousine bus party was being let out, following a report of disorderly persons.  According to the complaint, earlier that day, the defendant was identified on social media flashing a black and silver handgun and wearing a distinct black and red jacket inside the limousine bus.  A member of law enforcement sent a photo of the social media post to responding officers.

While on Pinehurst Avenue, officers observed Edwards getting into the front passenger seat of a vehicle with Georgia license plates and leave the area.  The officers then observed the vehicle in violation of multiple vehicle and traffic infractions and conducted a traffic stop. 

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