BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The three people who were in an SUV that drove through a line of law enforcement Monday night are facing federal weapons charges in connection with the incident.
A Buffalo Police officer and a New York State Police officer were struck and injured in the incident.
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced the charges during a Thursday press conference.
Deyanna Davis, 30 (the driver), Semaj Pigram, 25, and Walter Stewart, 28, all of Buffalo, are each charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Davis is also facing multiple felony charges in Erie County Court, including aggravated assault on a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon.
Pigram and Stewart are also charged with possession of a stolen gun.
Kennedy also announced that in a separate case, a federal grand jury has returned a separate indictment charging a 20-year-old Buffalo man accused of tossing a burning laundry basket into Buffalo City Hall on Saturday with arson of a building used in interstate commerce.
The arson charge is punishable by a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum of 20.