A City of Newburgh man is headed to the slammer for illegally possessing a handgun, Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoolver announced yesterday.
Jordan Myles, age 28, was sentenced to seven years in the state penitentiary and five years parole in connection with illegally possessing a handgun. The District Attorney’s Office had recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison.
The trial began on March 8, 2022. As the trial was underway, Myles pled guilty to all charges of the indictment against him, which included Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree.
Myles and another person were arrested during a traffic stop in the area of Johnson Street and First Street in the City of Newburgh on May 15, 2020 at approximately 7:50pm. During the traffic stop, police discovered a loaded and operable .25 caliber Beretta handgun. During the trial, prosecutors argued that the gun was recovered underneath the seat where Myles had been seated. During his guilty plea, Myles admitted to illegally possessing the loaded firearm.
Hoovler, who was the New York State District Attorney of the Year in 2021, thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department, the FBI’s Safe Streets Taskforce, and the New York State Police for their investigation which resulted in the charges. He also commended Executive Assistant District Attorney Leah Canton and Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Pietropaolo for handling Myles’ prosecution.
“My office is laser focused on addressing gun violence in our streets,” Hoolver declared. “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.”