Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Tyhan Lighty, age 44, with a last known address in Orange, New Jersey, has been indicted by a Morris County Grand Jury on charges related to an armed robbery that occurred on May 18, 2014 in the parking garage of the Morristown Medical Center complex on Madison Avenue in Morristown.
On October 22, 2015, an indictment was returned against Tyhan Lighty, charging him with Robbery (first degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (second degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (second degree), and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (second degree).
On May 18, 2014, at approximately 10:53 a.m., the Morristown Police Department was contacted regarding an armed robbery in the parking garage of the Morristown Medical Center. Information revealed that a male 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 then ensued. Following investigative leads the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives ultimately identified Lighty as the perpetrator.
On May 4, 2015, Tyhan 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 with the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morristown Police Department. Thereafter, bail was set at $250,000 without a ten percent option and Lighty was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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.
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 inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault 973-285-6262 or [email protected].