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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Trial ends in conviction

  • A Leavenworth man has been convicted of a firearms charge and two other counts, according to a news release from the County Attorney's Office.
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  • A Leavenworth man has been convicted of a firearms charge and two other counts, according to a news release from the County Attorney's Office.
    A jury found Tyvin Coleman, 20, guilty late Monday in Leavenworth County District Court. He was convicted of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, domestic battery and criminal damage to property.
    The crimes occurred Nov. 21. Leavenworth police were sent to an apartment building after a friend of the victim made a 911 call. Police were told Coleman had battered the victim by grabbing and twisting her arms and pulling her hair. It also was reported the defendant had pointed a handgun at the victim, according to the news release.
    The Leavenworth Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team responded to the scene because it was reported Coleman was armed and wouldn't allow the victim to leave the apartment.
    Police made phone contact with the victim and Coleman. After about 90 minutes, Coleman came out of the apartment and surrendered to police. A search of the apartment turned up a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun that the victim reported was held by Coleman.
    The victim also reported a door frame was broken by the defendant, according to the release.
    Coleman has a prior felony conviction in Johnson County for possession of cocaine. That conviction prohibited him from legally possessing a firearm.
    Sentencing is scheduled for May 31.

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