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Walton Man Arrested on Criminal Sale of a Weapon Charge

Written By Editor on 5/9/23 | 5/9/23

Walton, NY – Today, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced that a Walton N.Y. man is facing a
felony level Criminal sale of a Weapon charge.
On Wednesday, April 19 th 2023, members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Criminal
Investigation Division received information that 71 -year old Vincent Balsamo of Walton, New
York had illegally purchased a rifle from another person. The defendant allegedly engaged in
this action while in violation of a Temporary Extreme Risk Protection Order, as well as a Pistol
License Suspension Order prohibiting him from possessing rifles, shotguns, and firearms.
Investigator’s say that Balsamo intentionally disobeyed a mandate of the Delaware County
Court and Delaware County Supreme Court by purchasing a rifle while such orders were in
effect and also while out on a secured $150,000 property bond in connection with an
indictment charging Balsamo with Reckless Endangerment 2 nd degree, Assault 2 nd degree, and
Manslaughter 2 nd degree.
At the conclusion of their investigation, Delaware County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and
charged Balsamo with one count of Criminal Purchase or Disposal of a Weapon, a class D
felony, and (3) counts of Criminal Contempt 2 nd Degree . Balsamo was arraigned in front of
Judge Ripa at Walton Town Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail.
Investigators say this investigation is still ongoing, and additional charges may be filed at a later

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