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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Pistol

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County resident has been sentenced in federal court to 15 months’ imprisonment on his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Tyron Harrison, 23, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, on or about May 7, 2012, Harrison was convicted in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County of the offenses of receiving stolen property and firearms not to be carried without a license, which are both crimes punishable by imprisonment for terms exceeding one year. Following that conviction, on or about Jan. 21, 2016, Pittsburgh Police officers patrolling Zone 6 conducted a traffic stop of a car in which the defendant was a passenger. During the stop, officers recovered a loaded, .9 mm Ruger pistol from the defendant’s hoodie pocket.

Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Harrison.

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Updated December 19, 2016