A Jersey City man today admitted possessing a firearm and ammunition after previously being convicted of a felony, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Javon Alston, 37, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On November 6, 2020, Alston entered Victim-1’s apartment, brandished a small gray handgun, and told Victim-1 and her daughter, Victim-2, to leave.
Victim-1 and Victim-2 left the apartment and alerted police, who apprehended Alston near Victim-1’s apartment a short time later.
When he was arrested, Alston was carrying a silver-and-black handgun loaded with nine rounds of ammunition.
Alston had previously been convicted of robbery in the Hudson County Superior Court and sentenced to five years in prison.