A convicted felon faces charges after police found a stolen gun, covered in his DNA, hidden in a basement.
Randy Jay Wilson, 18, whose last known address was 830 Franklin St., Williamsport, faces charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, receiving stolen property and carrying a firearm without a license.
In December 2010, city police were dispatched to 810 Rhoads Alley for a possible domestic assault. Officers obtained a search warrant for the apartment and found a semi-automatic pistol in the basement.
After checking the gun's serial number against law enforcement databases, they discovered that Kyle David Quiggle, of Old Lycoming Township, had reported the gun as stolen.
Police sent the weapon for forensic testing in January 2011. On April 6, 2012, state police forensic investigators informed police that DNA of Wilson was found on the gun's handle and trigger.
Wilson was convicted in 2009 for delivery of a controlled substance. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a felon to own a weapon, and illegal for anyone under 21 years old to legally purchase a gun.
Wilson was arraigned before District Jude James H. Sortman on June 22.
He is incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail and will be arraigned before District Judge Allen P Page III at 2 p.m. Friday.