Mott Haven man gets sentenced to four years for weapons possession

A man with a Mott Haven address was sentenced to four years of jail time for having five handguns, an ammunition-feeding device and high-capacity magazines in his 2007 Mercedes.

The defendant, Tyrell Livingston, 29, whose last listed address was on E. 143rd Street, pleaded guilty to second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon on July 25.

According to the Bronx district attorney’s investigation, officers from the 40th Precinct Livingston approached Livingston’s car on November 18, 2020, in front of 436 East 149th Street, while he was double-parked in a bus lane. When Livingston told them his license was suspended, they arrested him and found a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol loaded with seven rounds, under the driver’s seat.

The Mercedes was hauled off to the 40th Precinct, where officers found a .9 mm Taurus Pistol with three magazines, a .9 mm Glock with 15 cartridges in the magazine, a .9 mm Taurus pistol containing two magazines, and a .9mm Millennium pistol inside a backpack in the trunk, along with a drum feeder with 41.40 mm cartridges, 14 .9mm cartridges, one magazine, and one high-capacity magazine.

“If you are planning to illegally bring firearms that can drive up violence in the Bronx, you will be prosecuted,” said Bronx DA Darcel Clark. “Thankfully, an alert patrol officer intercepted this cache of weapons.”

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