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Posted on: November 16, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Judge Convicts Lancaster Felon of Having Stolen Gun Christmas Morning on City Block

A judge recently convicted a Lancaster felon of having a stolen gun Christmas morning on a city block.

Tyler Scott Alston was found guilty of two felony counts of illegal possession of a firearm, and receiving stolen property, also a felony because a gun was involved.

Lancaster County Judge James Cullen returned those verdicts after a single-day non-jury trial.

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Assistant District Attorney Christine Wilson won the conviction.

Alston, 22, will stand for sentencing on Jan. 8, following a background check. Among Alston’s background is a felony conviction of drug-dealing.

Regarding the Christmas 2014 incident, Lancaster city police were called to the 400 block of Fremont Street after a neighbor reported hearing comments about fighting and shooting. Dispatchers were told one of the males talking was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Upon arrival, officers found Alston, wearing a gray sweatshirt, on a porch on that block. He admitted to police that he had a gun.

A black Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .38-caliber pistol was in Alston’s pants pocket. The gun was reported stolen in a burglary at a city home.

Alston is prohibited from having a firearm due to the felony conviction.

City police Officer Ben Bradley filed charges.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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