Vincent Santiago reported the gun stolen in January of last year. In February a state parole agent conducting a routine check of Demario Watts found the gun under a mattress in Watts’ apartment.
Subsequent to the investigation Sgt. Jason Daugherty says he learned that the gun was not stolen, and that Santiago sold the gun to Watts for $285, according to court papers.
Santiago is in McKean County Jail on $10,000 bail. Watts was sentenced a year ago to 4 to 6 years at SCI-Somerset on a drug charge and for being a convicted felon with a gun. He was originally charged with receiving stolen property, but that was dismissed.