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Newark Man Admits Illegal Possession of a Firearm


An Essex County man today admitted illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Tyson Fletcher, aka “Tyjon Fletcher” and “Rahjohn McCoy,” 41, of Newark, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On April 17, 2019, Fletcher illegally possessed a firearm loaded with five hollow-point bullets. 

Fletcher had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses, including robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The firearms offense to which Fletcher pleaded guilty carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for May 17, 2022.