Saturday, December 9, 2023

Paroled Killer from New Windsor Charged with Possessing Semi-Automatic Gun, Ammo

A New Windsor man who is on lifetime parole for killing a person was arrested for possession of a semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine in the City of Newburgh on Thursday.

At 10:36pm, the New York State Police stopped a 2020 Honda Pilot on Renwick Street for an alleged traffic violation. Police identified the driver as Michael Maisonet, age 44, from New Windsor. While speaking with the driver, Troopers determined he was impaired by alcohol and placed him under arrest.

As Troopers were placing Maisonet in custody, they reportedly discovered a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a loaded 17-round magazine in his waistband.

Maisonet was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree, both felonies, as well as Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was remanded to Orange County Jail without bail and due to reappear in the City of Newburgh Court this Wednesday at 10:00am.

According to the State Police, Maisonet was charged with intentional murder in 2003 but pled guilty to manslaughter in the 1st degree. Police said Maisonet was released from prison in November 2019 and is on lifetime parole.

Public records show Maisonet was sentenced in 2004, earning himself 15 to 18 years in the slammer. According to online records from the Supreme Court, Maisonet threatened to harm another convict with a weapon while at the Auburn State Penitentiary. The lawsuit shows prison officials found a “sharpened metal shank” hidden in his boot under the bed inside his jail cell. He sued the state because he did not appreciate the hearing procedures. He lost the lawsuit in Supreme Court in 2018.

The following year, Maisonet won a parole after serving 15 years for the killing. He lasted three years in public before his most recent arrest.

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