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McKees Rocks Felon Sentenced to 3 Years for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - A former resident of McKees Rocks, PA, has been sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment on a charge of violating federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Tyrell Rankin, age 31, formerly of Washington Street.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on August 6, 2020, a search warrant was executed on Rankin’s residence, and a firearm was seized. Rankin informed law enforcement officers that the firearm belonged to him. Rankin is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan D. Lusty prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

Updated October 12, 2021

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