DANSVILLE — A Dansville resident was arrested on several felony charges after an investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office of a stolen handgun.

On Oct. 22, members of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Identification Unit, responded to a residence in the Village of Nunda to investigate the report of a stolen handgun.

Through the initial investigation, Sheriff’s Investigators identified Joseph I. Blizzard, 31, of Dansville as a possible suspect. The investigation continued with the assistance of the Dansville Police Department, and ultimately led to the arrest of Joseph Blizzard and the recovery of the stolen gun.

It is alleged that on Oct. 21, while Blizzard was at the residence in the Village of Nunda, he stole the handgun. It is further alleged that Blizzard then took the stolen handgun to a residence in Dansville where he sold it to another person.

On Oct. 31, Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Monster arrested and charged Joseph Blizzard with felony fourth-degree Grand Larceny, felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and felony third-degree criminal sale of a firearm.

Blizzard was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.

Blizzard was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Village of Dansville Justice Scott Kenney. The Judge remanded Blizzard to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Dansville Police Department, are continuing the investigation and further arrests are expected.