Newburgh Man Gets 7 Years in Prison for Gun Crime

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NEWBURGH, NY – A Newburgh man is headed to prison for 7 years after being convicted for illegally possessing a handgun 

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Jordan Myles, 28, of Newburgh, was sentenced to seven years in state prison and five years post-release supervision in connection with illegally possessing a handgun.  The defendant pled guilty to all charges of the indictment against him, including Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, during the middle of a trial in Orange County Court.  

According to police, “On March 8, 2022, a trial commenced in County Court against Jordan Myles, and another person who had also been a passenger inside of a car with Myles, when it was stopped in the City of Newburgh on May 15, 2020, at about 7:50 PM, in the vicinity of Johnson Street and First Street.

“A loaded and operable .25 caliber Beretta handgun was found in the car.  At the trial, prosecutors argued that the gun was recovered underneath the seat where Myles had been seated.  In the face of overwhelming evidence against him, the defendant elected to plea guilty.  During his plea, the defendant admitted to illegally possessing the loaded firearm,” police reported.

“My Office is laser focused on addressing gun violence in our streets,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “The dedicated and cooperative efforts of our law enforcement partners helped to assure that a dangerous firearm, and a perpetrator seeking to use it, was removed from the streets.   The sentence in this case should serve as a warning to those who seek to illegally possess weapons in Orange County.”