ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The legal troubles of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and her husband Timothy Granison grew on Friday.
The Monroe County District Attorney's Office announced that they both received charges of criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of failure to secure firearms.
"We anticipated that the charges were going to be presented to do a grand jury," said Granison's attorney, John DeMarco.
DeMarco said he has known about the possibility of his client's latest charges ever since Granison went under federal investigation in for allegedly being a part of a drug trafficking ring.
DeMarco said he hasn't received much information as to what led to Friday's charges. However, he explained the charges stem from a May 19 state police raid at Warren's residence on Woodman Park.
"We understand the firearm in question in this case is a legal firearm,” DeMarco said. “It was a licensed firearm. The charges revolve out of the fact that no one that is known to be a resident of the home, in fact, was the registered owner of the firearm."
DeMarco hopes that Granison will get his day in court sometime next week.
"We will enter a plea of not guilty,” DeMarco said. “The district attorney's office, hopefully, will provide us all of the investigatory reports, search warrants, photographs, everything that the police put together for their office to present the case and will evaluate what our strategy at that time."
For now, he wants the community to understand one thing about this case.
"I think the overwhelming proof here is that both of the folks here that are accused -- their daughter is very lovingly and well cared for,” DeMarco said. “The proof will come out as to who the firearm was registered to. And I think the substance of the charges are certainly not what they appear to be."