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Tyron Jackson Convicted on Two Counts of Criminal Possession of Weapon in 2nd Degree

Tyron Jackson, age 36, of Schenectady, New York was convicted of two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, class C violent felonies, on March 14, 2024, after a jury trial.   

On May 21, 2023, Schenectady Police were executing a Parole Absconder Arrest Warrant on Jackson in the area of 655 Lansing St. in the City of Schenectady. When uniformed officers approached the front of the apartment building, Jackson attempted to flee through a wooded area behind the building. Schenectady Police Detectives moved to cut off his escape. The Detectives announced themselves as police.  At that time Jackson fell to the ground, stood up and pulled a loaded Smith and Wesson semiautomatic handgun from his waistband before he turned to run back to the building. Jackson dropped the firearm along the path of his flight and was apprehended upon leaving the wooded area. The firearm was quickly located by police.

At trial the jury ultimately found that Jackson was in possession of the loaded firearm outside of his home or place of business and that he had possessed the firearm with the intent to use the firearm unlawfully against another. Due to his status as a Persistent Violent felony offender, Jackson faces between sixteen and twenty-five years to life in prison for his conviction of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. This will be decided on May 15, 2024, when the case is scheduled for sentencing.

District Attorney Robert M. Carney stated: “ I commend the Schenectady Police for the initiative they took in following this lead, the planning they took to deploy their forces, the admirable restraint they used in not shooting at him when he first pulled out his gun, and the outcome they achieved in safely apprehending a dangerous career criminal and taking an illegal gun off our streets. Assistant District Attorney James Faucher, who works in our Major Crimes Bureau prosecuting gun crimes with support from the NYS Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) grant program, did an excellent job in presenting this case to a jury.”  

The trial was presided over by the Honorable Matthew J. Sypniewski. The case was prosecuted by ADAs James Faucher II and Emma Moskowitz with a great deal of assistance from DA Investigators Anthony Brown and Kevin Maloney.  Attorneys Michelle Walton and Nathan Albert Writer of the Schenectady County Public Defender’s Office represented the defendant.