Former Cornell Student Guilty on Weapons Charges
A former Cornell University student will be sentenced in March after pleading guilty to felony firearms offenses.
Federal Prosecutors say 21 year old Maxmilien Reynolds of Rumson, New Jersey, who currently lives in Ithaca, admitted buying a Savage MSR-15 Multi-caliber pistol rifle, cutting down the barrel, making it illegal and possessing a bomb and other weapons. Officials say Reynolds also possessed a firearms silencer that was found by Federal Agents and Ithaca Police in his apartment in March. He also admitted he owned a .25 caliber Bauer Arms semiautomatic pistol with an obliterated serial number that was recovered from a canal at the south end of Cayuga Lake by New York State Police Divers.
Reynolds is charged with willfully causing false statements to be made to a licensed firearms dealer during the purchase of a firearm and possessing firearms not registered in the National Registry and Transfer Record. Each offense carries up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Authorities say Reynolds, who was a part-time student at Tompkins-Cortland Community College and on academic leave of absence from Cornell University turned over a huge arsenal to authorities including guns, ammunition, magazine clips, bullet-proof vests, a laser sight, ball bearings, gas mask, various chemicals, bomb making materials and a flare gun from his apartment and a storage unit.