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Fugitive arraigned in Falls gun case

LOCKPORT – A former Niagara Falls man who was extradited from Virginia this week appeared Wednesday in State Supreme Court for arraignment on a felony gun possession indictment.

Dequan L. Tyson, 22, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Tyson was arrested July 26, 2014, when police responded to a report of a man with a gun on Niagara Avenue in the Falls. Tyson, who lived on the street at the time, allegedly was standing on his front porch when police arrived. He is accused of tossing away a semiautomatic pistol and trying unsuccessfully to hide beside some shrubbery that screened the porch.

After his arrest, Tyson was released Aug. 1, 2014, and failed to appear in City Court the following month, and was a no-show for the original arraignment date on the indictment Dec. 12, 2014. Wednesday, Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. ordered Tyson held without bail.