I often think it’s a good thing when someone can get out of jail early, especially while so many are getting sick and dying of COVID-19. It’s unfortunate when someone squanders their opportunity to be free and goes right back into jail. That is what happened when an Albany man was arrested for possession of a loaded handgun while out of jail on probation.

Malik Moore, now 41-years old, pled guilty in 2014 to weapons charges for an incident that occurred on June 29, 2013.

According to WRGB, In 2013 Moore was involved in a fight on Pearl Street, in Albany. Officers responded to the scene and Moore subsequently fired three rounds towards the officers who broke up the fight.

At his trial in 2014, Moore pled guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and one count of reckless endangerment in the first-degree. At that time, Moore was sentenced to seven years in State Prison to be followed by three years of Post Release Supervision for the weapons charges.

Malik Moore was on probation when he was arrested again on Monday. He was found on Essex Street with a loaded 9 mm handgun. He also had crack cocaine and marijuana in his possession. He was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Mr. Moore was arraigned at the Albany Criminal Court and unfortunately, he finds himself right back in the Albany County Jail.

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