Upstate NY Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Having A Bullet
An upstate New York man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for possessing a single bullet.
Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Tyron Jackson of Rensselaer was sentenced in Albany Monday by U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe, who cited Jackson's extensive criminal history in explaining why the sentence was warranted.
Jackson's convictions include first-degree armed robbery in 2006 and illegal possession of a firearm for shooting into a crowd last year.
In June, Jackson pleaded guilty to possessing a single bullet from a 9 millimeter Luger during a traffic stop. Felons are prohibited from possessing bullets.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Bennett said the bullet and other conduct demonstrate that Jackson refuses to lead a law-abiding life despite spending nearly his entire adult life in custody.
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