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Former Falls resident pleads guilty in 2014 gun case

LOCKPORT – A former Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony gun charge and agreed to reimburse Niagara County for the money it spent to extradite him from Virginia.

Dequan L. Tyson, 22, was scheduled for sentencing Sept. 8 by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. on a reduced charge of attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He will have to pay the county $1,484.74, which the county spent to bring him back for prosecution.

On July 26, 2014, Tyson was arrested as he was hiding a bush on Niagara Avenue as police investigated a report of a man with a gun. He was seen standing on a front porch and throwing a semiautomatic pistol away.