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

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Troy Man Charged with Possessing a Firearm as a Felon

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Dyshawn Fisher, age 24, of Troy, New York, was arraigned Monday on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm as a felon.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The indictment alleges that on June 26, 2018, Fisher, a felon, was in possession of a .38 caliber revolver. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

On Monday, Fisher appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, who ordered him detained pending further proceedings.

If convicted, Fisher faces up to 10 years in prison, a term of post-release supervision of up to 3 years, and a fine of up to $250,000.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case is being investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Troy Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashlyn Miranda and Alicia Suarez.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 24, 2019