Two Conklin men arrested in stolen handgun investigation

By Erika Mahoney

June 1, 2013 Updated Jun 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Two men are arrested in a stolen handgun investigation.

The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested John D. Finnerty, Jr., 34, Conklin, Friday after a vehicle stop in the Town of Windsor.

Finnerty was found to have a stolen Cobra Enterprises .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Corey J. Derigo, 34, Conklin, was also arrested yesterday in the city of Binghamton.

Derigo was found to have a stolen Taurus .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

According to deputies, both handguns were stolen from Gay's True Value hardware store in Tunkhannock Borough in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

Finnerty was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony, one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class E felony.

Finnerty was sent to the Broome County Jail Friday without bail.

Derigo was charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class E felony.

Derigo was wanted on an active arrest warrant from the Village of Johnson City Court for a previous petit larceny charge.

Derigo is being held by the Johnson City Police Department pending arraignment Saturday in the Village of Johnson City Court.

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