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Marana man sentenced to prison on ammunition charges

Posted at 8:53 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 11:53:07-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A Marana man was sentenced to prison after being convicted of possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 36-year-old Tyrell Kester pleaded guilty to the charges.

Police arrested him April 22, 2021 after searching his car and finding an AR-type rifle magazine loaded with 25 rounds of .223-caliber ammunition, as well as other loose rounds of ammunition in the trunk.

Kester is a convicted felon and forbidden to possess ammunition.


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