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Warner Robins Felon Sentenced To 151 Months For Gun Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia

MACON: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Elbert Lee Williams, age 51, of Warner Robins, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 151 months in prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.  The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell on August 27, 2018.

On April 13, 2016, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Warner Robins.  Mr. Williams was located in a bedroom of the home.  In the same bedroom, the police found a loaded, Hi-Point 9mm handgun, 12.7 grams of crack cocaine, 34.6 grams of powder cocaine, four digital scales, and $1,741.00.  Mr. Williams was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his prior convictions for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, armed robbery and burglary.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

“My office will vigorously seek to prosecute felons with firearms,” said United States Attorney Charles E. Peeler.  “I commend the Warner Robins Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their work in this case.”

The case was investigated by the Warner Robins Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and it was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Easterling.

Questions regarding this case should be addressed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, at 478-621-2603 or

Updated September 5, 2018

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