Headlines: Byram Hills grad sentenced in Capitol Riots, fentanyl bust, sex offender arrested
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A Byram Hills High School graduate will spend 18 months in prison for his role in the 2021 Capitol Riot. Brian Gundersen was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding and assault, resisting or impeding law enforcement officers. Photos at the riot show Gundersen wearing a Byram Hills football letterman's jacket with his jersey number on it. Authorities say he illegally entered the Capitol and parliamentarian's office where he saw rioters take things from the room. He was also sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution.
Two people are facing charges for allegedly dealing fentanyl in Dutchess County. Law enforcement officials say Timothy Robinson and Shaje Wilcox from Poughkeepsie were operating independently when they were arrested. They are both charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance. Robinson is being held in Dutchess County Jail without bail. Wilcox is due back in court next month.
Deputies in Sullivan County arrested a fugitive sex offender from Georgia. Officials say they were looking into a missing person when they interviewed Ricky Morgan. They learned Morgan is a level three sex offender who is wanted in Georgia for failing to register his new address. Morgan is being held in Sullivan County Jail awaiting extradition to Georgia.