Man sentenced for gun violations

JOHNSTOWN —A town of Mayfield man arrested in early 2019 for illegal possession of multiple firearms was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to up to seven years in state prison.

Douglas R. Julian, 40, of 228 County Highway 123, was sentenced Feb. 18 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye as a second felony offender. He received 3 1/2 to seven years in state prison.

The sentence was based on Julian’s Jan. 10 guilty plea to one felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

State police arrested Julian shortly before 6 a.m. Jan. 17, 2019. Troopers served a search warrant on Julian’s residence and found him to be in illegal possession of multiple firearms, including handguns and several long arms. A low-flying helicopter in the early-morning hours was part of the execution of the search warrant, state police said.

According to a news release, state police had developed information Julian was in possession of a weapon at his residence. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to state police in Mayfield, where he was charged with the four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

In other recent court action:

∫ Robert J. Hohenforst, 55, of 100 Pennsylvania Ave., Johnstown, was sentenced Feb. 11 by Hoye to time already served, five years probation, one-year driver’s license revocation, and a $1,500 fine, as part of a plea arrangement.

The sentence was the result of a Dec. 4 plea to one felony driving while intoxicated count.

Hohenforst was charged by Johnstown police at 3:40 p.m. Sept. 24, 2019 with felony DWI, and two equipment violations.

Police said he was charged after the Patrol Division stopped a vehicle on South Comrie Avenue for violations to state Vehicle and Traffic Law. Police said Hohenforst was found to be intoxicated.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Kerry Minor

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