Steuben man indicted on felony weapons charges, accused of selling firearms illegally

Deputies report the arrest of a Wayland man following an investigation into the possession and sale of firearms that were not legally his.

It’s alleged that in 2020, Coty Murphy, 29, of Wayland possessed and sold firearms that he didn’t legally own. An investigation ensued and evidence was brought before a grand jury in Steuben County.

Murphy was indicted on several charges including criminal possession of a firearm, criminal sale of a firearm- both as felonies, as well as criminal possession of a weapon.

He was arraigned and detained due to a parole violation.

Sheriff Jim Allard thanked the Wayland Police Department for their assistance.

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