Two guilty pleas in Columbia County Court

Two Guilty Pleas in Columbia County Court. On Friday, 31 year old Michael Johnson of Hudson plead guilty to possessing a stolen handgun. Sentencing will be December 5th

Original press release from August:

Press Release

Stolen Hand Gun Arrest

On August 18, 2017, the City of Hudson Police Department arrested 31 year old, Michael Johnson of Hudson, New York on Criminal Possession of a weapon in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony, Criminal Possession of a weapon 3rd Degree, a class D felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, a class E felony.

On August 18, 2017, at approximately 8:04 am, the City of Hudson Police Department received information and a tip from the local community that a black male all dressed in black, wearing black sun glasses, and a hoodie over his head, was standing in front of a targeted location on the 200 block of Columbia Street reportedly taking pictures of the residence. Police immediately responded to the area and found a male matching the description in the rear of the residence in the 200 block of Long Alley. The subject was subsequently identified by the police as Michael Johnson. Michael Johnson was found to be in possession of a loaded .380 hand gun which had been reported stolen. At this time, police believe this incident to be related to the shootings of this past weekend.

The Hudson Police Department was assisted by the New York State Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

On August 18, 2017, Michael Johnson was arraigned in the Hudson City Criminal Court before Judge Connor . He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail

Today, just before his drug trial was to begin, 34 year old Tyrone Byrd of Pittsfield plead guilty in Columbia County Court to drug charges.

Original press release from February:

PRESS RELEASECanaan, NY – On February 25, 2017, at approximately 2:28 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 for a traffic violation. The passenger of the vehicle, Tyrone S. Byrd, 34, of Pittsfield, MA, was found to be in possession of 28 grams crack-cocaine, 1 pound of marijuana, one marijuana cigarette, and drug paraphernalia, while traveling with an eighteen month old child. He was taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Livingston, where he was subsequently charged with:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree; a Class B Felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree: Intent to Sell; a Class B Felony
  • Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 2nd Degree; a Class D Felony
  • Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana; a Violation

Byrd was arraigned before the Town of Greenport Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond. The child and mother were turned over to a responsible party.

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