D.A. Vance: Interstate Gun Trafficking Ringleader Convicted at Trial


May 1, 2019

Clive Dixon Convicted on All Counts for Selling Dozens of Firearms, Ammunition to Undercover NYPD Officer

Also Today: Top Defendants in Separate, Unrelated Interstate Gun Trafficking Ring Plead Guilty

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the trial conviction of CLIVE DIXON, 31, for selling more than 100 firearms and corresponding ammunition to an undercover NYPD detective posing as a firearms dealer. A New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of all 198 counts in the two indictments against him, including Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the First, Second, and Third Degrees and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second and Third Degrees. He is expected to be sentenced on May 29, 2019. His co-defendants EMMANUEL DENTMOND, ANTONIO WILLIAMS, and TEAL ANTONIO HOLT, JR. had previously pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court.

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Also today, in a separate, unrelated case, SHAVAR STUCKEY and DAVON HEATLEY pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court for their roles in another interstate firearm trafficking ring that sold 105 firearms and corresponding ammunition to an undercover NYPD officer. STUCKEY pleaded guilty to Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, and was promised a sentence of 18 years in prison. HEATLEY pleaded guilty to Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree and was promised a sentenced of 10 years in prison.

“When gun traffickers funnel deadly weapons into our city for profit, they not only endanger countless lives, but also effectively put New Yorkers’ public safety up for sale,” said District Attorney Vance. “With these convictions, we are shutting down two major trafficking operations for good and putting would-be traffickers on notice: if you bring illegal firearms into our city, my office will ensure that you face justice.”

Assistant D.A. Ayanna Sorett handled the prosecution of the DIXON case with Investigative Analyst Stephanie Littell under the supervision of Assistant D.A Christopher Prevost, Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, and Executive Assistant D.A.s David O’Keefe, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. Former Assistant D.A.s Christopher Ryan, Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, Patrick Doherty, and Mark Murphy, provided valuable assistance with the case.

Assistant D.A.s Nowles Heinrich and Rachel Polisner handled the prosecution of the STUCKEY and HEATLEY cases under the supervision of Assistant D.A Christopher Prevost, Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, and Executive Assistant D.A.s David O’Keefe, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. Assistant D.A.s Duane Hanson and Leah Saxtein provided valuable assistance with the case.

District Attorney Vance thanked Police Commissioner O’Neill, as well as Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, Chief James Essig, Inspector Richard Green, Inspector Brian Gill, Captain Jonathan Korabel, Lieutenant Ronald Bolte, Sergeants Brian O’Hanlon and Gregory Pekera, and especially, Detectives Dennis Kenefick and Jonathan Jordan and the undercover detectives of the Firearms Investigation Unit.

District Attorney Vance also thanked the U.S. Marshals Service’s Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk and Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Warrant and Fugitive Unit, particularly Detectives Mann, Jennings, Lindemeyer, and Johnson.

 

Defendant Information

CLIVE DIXON, D.O.B. 4/3/1988

Virginia Beach, VA

Convicted:

  • Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the First Degree, a class B felony, two counts
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
  • Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Second Degree, a class B felony, 12 counts
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 66 counts
  • Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree, a class D felony, 104 counts
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D felony, five counts
  • Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony, two counts
  • Attempted Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree, a class D felony, three counts
  • Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class E felony, two counts
  • Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count

 

EMMANUEL DENTMOND, D.O.B. 12/23/1993

Virginia Beach, VA

Convicted:

  • Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
  • Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count

Sentenced:

  • 11 years in prison

 

ANTONIO WILLIAMS, D.O.B. 5/30/1989

Chesterfield, VA

Convicted:

  • Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
  • Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count

Sentenced:

  • 11 years in prison

 

TEAL ARNOLD HOLT, JR., D.O.B. 9/20/1989

Virginia Beach, VA

Convicted:

  • Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree, a class D felony, one count
  • Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count

Sentenced:

  • 2 years in prison