8 Year Sentence for Handgun Possession

September 8, 2023

District Attorney Hoovler: Middletown Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Possessing Handgun Used in Shooting

Defendant Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Thursday, September 7, 2023, Tyshawn Milligan, 23, of Middletown, was sentenced to eight (8) years in prison, and five (5) years post-release supervision in connection with his guilty plea before the Honorable Craig Stephen Brown in the Orange County Court to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the SecondDegree and Assault in the Second Degree for illegally possessing a loaded handgun he used to shoot another person in the City of Middletown.

As admitted during the plea allocution and in charging documents filed and comments made on the record in court, on June 14, 2022, police officers in the City of Middletownresponded to reports of shots fired.  The police located an individual with a gunshot wound to the right forearm.  Subsequent investigation led the police to develop Milligan as a suspect after learning that he had an argument with the victim which led to the shooting.  After the shooting Milligan fled the scene and was later arrested by the police.  Milligan admitted in court to possessing the loaded firearm and causing physical injury to the victim by means of a deadly weapon.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of MiddletownPolice Department for their investigation and arrest of Milligan. 

“The proliferation of illegally possessed guns contributes to unnecessary and dangerous violence,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “It is important to identify and prosecute the drivers of violence to keep our communities safe for us all.  My Office will continue to hold accountable those individuals who illegally possess guns and who choose to use those guns in dangerous ways.  I commend the dedicated work done by City of Middletown Police officers that ensured that this defendant is unable to harm others.” 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Mangold. 

This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.