Arrests in Guns From TN to NYC Ring
NEW YORK (AP) – Officials say a North Carolina man used Greyhound and Uber vehicles to smuggle firearms from southern states up to New York City.
Donovan Bryant was charged Thursday with 51 counts of weapons sales.
NYPD Capt. Stephen Espinoza says Bryant, a paraplegic, bought handguns and AK 47s in South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. He says Bryant then would take a Greyhound bus back to New York with five or six guns in a bookbag.
An Uber driver would allegedly pick up Bryant and drive to hook-ups in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Authorities say 44 guns were sold to an undercover NYPD officer in the span of four months this year.
Bryant’s lawyer couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Two other suspects have been arrested and charged with firearms and conspiracy charges.
New York (WDEF) – Police added that Bryant (on the right in the mug shots) told them he was put in the wheelchair by a bullet.
But he didn’t seem to care how the guns would be used.
He felt his wheelchair kept police from suspecting him.
Bryant was originally from New York and living in South Carolina.