Update: Geneva Couple with Stolen Weapons Held Till Grand Jury


On October 4, 2012, a preliminary hearing was held in Waterloo Village Court involving defendants Gary Goodman and Christine Maddox, both of Elm Street, Geneva, who were charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (class D felony) and criminal possession of a stolen property in the fourth degree (class E felony).  Maddox was also charged with a traffic infraction.

Goodman and Maddox were arrested by Seneca Falls Police officers following a traffic stop after a stolen AK-47 assault rifle and a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle were allegedly found in their vehicle.

At the hearing, Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch presented two police witnesses and one civilian witness.  Ovid attorney Steven Getman represented Goodman and Assistant Public Defender John Nabinger represented Maddox.  Village Justice Dean Mattoon ruled that the prosecutor presented sufficient evidence to sustain the charges against both defendants, who were remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 secured bond.  The case will now be presented to a Seneca County Grand Jury.



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On 09/29/12 at approximately 10:40 am Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 14 year old juvenile for Felony Burglary in the 2nd degree and Felony Grand larceny in the 4th degree.

The charges stem from a report that dates back to 09/04/12 where Seneca Falls Police responded to 25 Peterman Road for a report of a Burglary. The victim of the Burglary reported that he had one Romarm AK-47 and a Mossberg .22 rifle stolen from his apartment.

On 09/28/12 Seneca Falls Police stopped a vehicle on Bridge Street after receiving a tip that the two subjects in the vehicle are in possession of Assault weapons. After locating the two weapons in the vehicle and running the serial numbers, it was discovered both weapons were reported stolen from 25 Peterman Road on 09/04/12.

After further investigation it was found that the 14 year old juvenile entered the apartment and took the two weapons. It is alledged that the two weapons then were given to Christine L. Maddox age 41 of 133 Elm Street Geneva, NY 14456 and Gary A. Goodman age 56 of 133 Elm Street Geneva, NY 14456 just before the traffic stop.

On Friday evening at 7:08 pm, Seneca Falls Police arrested the following two individuals for two counts of Felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree and two counts of Felony Criminal Possession of the Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree.


Christine L. Maddox, age 41, of 133 Elm Street Geneva, New York 14456. Also charged with insufficient tail lamps.

Gary A. Goodman, age 56, of 133 Elm Street Geneva, New York 14456. Also charged with no seat belt.


Both firearms were unloaded at the time of recovery, however three magazines for the Waser10 were loaded near the weapons. Both firearms had been previously reported stolen to the Seneca Falls Police Department on 09.04.2012.

Arraignment was before Waterloo Village Justice Dean Mattoon. Both were committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $25,000.00 cash bail or $50,000.00 secure bond. Both are to return in Seneca Falls Town Court at 11:00 on 10.04.2012. The Seneca Falls Police Department was assisted on this incident by the NYS Police.

The juvenile is to appear in Family Court on a later date.

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