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Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

Tyeshon King was found in possession of a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a Taurus .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol, and 28 rounds of assorted .40-caliber ammunition, all of which were manufactured out of state, the indictment said
Tyeshon King was found in possession of a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a Taurus .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol, and 28 rounds of assorted .40-caliber ammunition, all of which were manufactured out of state, the indictment said Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 30-year-old convicted felon from Bridgeport has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a federal gun and ammunition charge after he was found with two semi-automatic weapons, prosecutors announced.

Tyeshon King was indicted on one count of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced Friday.

The indictment was returned July 12, and King was arrested the next day.

O(n March 24, King possessed a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a Taurus .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol, and 28 rounds of assorted .40-caliber ammunition, all of which were manufactured out of state, the indictment said.

Also, King was convicted in May in state court of first-degree attempted assault.

It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

The charge carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison.

King has been detained since his arrest on July 13.

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