Skip to main content

Tyron Jackson Sentenced to 20 years to Life on Criminal Possession Weapons Charges

On Tuesday, May 15, 2024, The Honorable Matthew J Sypniewski sentenced Tyron Jackson, age 36, to an indeterminate sentence of 20 years to life following a conviction after trial in March. On March 14, 2024,  after a four day trial a Schenectady County Jury convicted Tyron Jackson on a of two counts of  Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, class C violent felonies.

The Honorable Matthew J Sypniewski sentenced Mr. Jackson as a Persistent Violent Felony Offender to a period of incarceration of 20 years to life.

The jury convicted Mr. Jackson of possessing a loaded handgun in the area of 655 Lansing St. in the City of Schenectady. On May 21, 2023, Schenectady Police were executing a Parole Absconder Arrest Warrant on Mr. Jackson. When uniform 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.

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 that he had possessed the firearm with the intent to use the firearm unlawfully against another.

District Attorney Robert Carney stated the following about this case: “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 grant program, did an excellent job in presenting this case to a jury. It is also clear that Judge Sypniewski takes a very dim view of career criminals who possess illegal guns in our community and others who would emulate that behavior should be forewarned”.  


The trial was presided over by the Honorable Matthew 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. APD Michelle Walton and Nathan Albert Writer of the Schenectady County Public Defender’s Office represented the defendant.