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Woodbridge Man Sentenced to More than 6 Years for Possessing Handgun During Irvington Robbery

By rlsmetro on
Woodbridge Township

A Middlesex County man was sentenced today to 75 months in prison for illegally possessing a loaded 9mm HiPoint pistol, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Federal officials said Rashawn S. Williams of Woodbridge Township previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an information charging him with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence by videoconference today.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On February 6, 2019, in an Irvington parking lot, Williams knowingly possessed a 9mm HiPoint pistol loaded with at least one round of 9mm ammunition.

He and a conspirator robbed four individuals at gunpoint. Williams fired a shot, striking one of the victims in the leg.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti sentenced Williams to three years of supervised release.