FLINT MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FELON IN POSSESSION
CHARGES UNDER U.S. ATTORNEY'S ZERO TOLERANCE INITIATIVE
Jayson Williams has pleaded guilty in federal court in Flint to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.
Ms. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Special-Agent-in-Charge Robin S. Shoemaker.
United States District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith accepted Williams' guilty plea on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.
After having been indicted by a federal grand jury, Williams was arrested and first appeared in federal court on May 28, 2011. Williams was ordered detained and has been in federal custody since that appearance.
Williams faces a statutory maximum sentence of up to ten years in federal prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for November 29, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.
Williams is the sixteenth felon convicted of illegally possessing a firearm in the city of Flint under the U.S. Attorney's Zero Tolerance initiative. "This case is an example of the collaborative efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement to combat gun crime," U.S. Attorney McQuade said. "We will continue to devote federal resources to the aggressive prosecution of those who illegally possess firearms in the city of Flint."