Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - An East Syracuse man accused of trying to sell a gun at the Regional Farmers Market has been indicted on multiple charges.
Sheriff's Deputies say Ronald Cottrell – a frequent vendor at the Regional Market – was trying to sell a .25 caliber handgun to other vendors who were waiting for the market to open. Cottrell is also known as Ronald Euson.
After an off-duty Sheriff’s Deputy who was working security at the market was notified, Cottrell was taken into custody and the weapon was taken away from him.
He has been indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one charge of criminal sale of a firearm.
At the same time as his arrest, Cottrell had emerged as a suspect in several storage-facility burglaries
in Onondaga County. One of the burglaries was caught on a surveillance camera.
Last year in May, Cottrell - referred to as Ronald Euson in a report from the Sheriff's Office - was also arrested by deputies
following an incident in which a suspect accidentally dialed Onondaga County 911 while he and three others planned a heist in the town of Clay. A dispatcher overheard the trio plotting and led deputies directly to them. At the time, they were arrested on grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property charges.