Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that Tyhan Lighty, 44, with a last known address in Orange, has been indicted by a Morris County Grand Jury on charges related to an armed robbery that occurred in 2014 in the parking garage of the Morristown Medical Center complex on Madison Avenue in Morristown. 
 
Morris Prosecutor Announces Indictment of Essex Man for Armed Robbery in Morristown Hospital Parking Lot
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp

On Oct. 22, an indictment was returned against Lighty, charging him with robbery and several weapons charges, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.  

On May 18, 2014, at 10:53 a.m., the Morristown Police Department was contacted about an armed robbery that occurred in the parking garage of the Morristown Medical Center.

 Information revealed that a man who was armed with a handgun entered a parking lot complex office and demanded money from an employee. The suspect then fled the location.  

An extensive, multiagency investigation ensued. Following investigative leads, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives ultimately identified Lighty as the suspect.

On May 4, 2015, Lighty was charged by way of warrant-complaints with crimes related to this incident. On June 18, 2015, Lighty was arrested by officers with the East Orange Police Department on the outstanding warrant related to this incident.

 
He was later transferred to the custody of detectives of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morristown Police Department. Bail was set at $250,000 without a ten percent option and Lighty was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Prosecutor Knapp thanks the Morristown Bureau of Police, East Orange Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit for their efforts in apprehending this defendant.
 

Morris Prosecutor Announces Indictment of Essex Man for Armed Robbery in Morristown Hospital Parking Lot
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200, or Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255.

Any media inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault 973-285-6262 or [email protected]

 
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.