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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Michael Barnett

Rensselaer Felon Sentenced to 46 Months for Possessing a Single Bullet

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Tyron S. Jackson, age 28, of Rensselaer, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 46 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a single bullet. 


The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).


Senior U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe cited the defendant’s criminal history, including a 2006 conviction for robbery in the first degree and a May 2016 conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm, in explaining why the 46-month sentence was warranted.


As part of his guilty plea on June 20, 2016, Jackson admitted to possessing a single 9 millimeter Luger bullet during a September 25, 2015 traffic stop conducted by the Niskayuna Police Department on Albany Street in Schenectady County.  As a felon, he could not possess the Luger bullet. 


This case was investigated by the ATF and the Niskayuna Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.



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