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New Jersey Man Sentenced for Unlawful Handgun Possession

Atlantic City

By: Richard L. Smith 

Atlantic County law enforcement officials are reporting that Angelo Williams, 19,  of Atlantic City, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison on Thursday, April 25, 2024, after being found guilty of second-degree possession of a handgun without a permit.AdThe sentencing, which includes a one-year period of parole ineligibility, took place before the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury, Jr., P.J.Cr.

According to a statement released by Atlantic County officials, the case dates back to September 29, 2023, when an Atlantic City police officer, acting on a tip, located Williams at 30 North Arkansas Avenue.

The police report said Williams was seen with a handgun visibly tucked in his waistband.

Upon approach by the police, Williams attempted to evade the officers but was stopped and detained after a brief struggle, during which the officers confirmed the presence of the weapon.

Upon further examination, the handgun, a tan and black 9mm without any labels or serial numbers, was found to be equipped with a fifteen-round large-capacity ammunition magazine.AdThe reports stated that it contained nine bullets, including one in the chamber, increasing its potential for lethal use.

Originally, Williams had entered into a plea agreement on March 7, 2024, which would have subjected him to a five-year prison term with a similar one-year period of parole ineligibility.

However, during the sentencing, Judge DeLury decided on a lesser term of three years.