BIG FLATS – A Big Flats man is facing several charges including illegal possession of weapons.
According to Chemung County Sheriff William Schrom, on November 12, deputies responded to a report of a verbal altercation in which one f the parties brandished a handgun. A resident on Davenport Road in the Town of Big Flats told police that he’d witnessed 58 year old Daniel K. Llewellyn driving by at a high rate of speed. When he yelled for Llewellyn to slow down, he stopped his vehicle and got out, then allegedly displayed a handgun during the argument that ensured. The case was handed over to the Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation.
On November 15, while following up on the investigation, Llewellyn was stopped in his vehicle by road patrol deputies and investigators and taken into custody. At that time a semi-automatic handgun was found inside Llewellyn’s vehicle. Schrom said as investigators continued to work on the case, another handgun was found in Llewellyn’s residence in the Town of Big Flats.
Based on further evidence, a search warrant was obtained and executed on a storage unit in the Village of Horseheads that was rented by Llewellyn. Inside the storage unit, police found additional semi-automatic handguns and other weapons. Some of these weapons were found to be equipped with silencers, flash suppressors, folding or telescopic stocks, a bayonet, and pistol grips, all of which are deemed non New York State compliant.
Schrom notes that Llewellyn is not licensed to possess firearms in New York State.
At this time Llewellyn has been charged with Menacing in the Second Degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C felony. Additional charges are expected based on the weapons found in the storage unit. He was arraigned in the Big Flats Town Court with bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bond. Llewellyn is scheduled to appear back in court at a later date.