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Local felon admits to possessing loaded pistol and ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 32-year-old man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Chad Everett Williams Jr., Corpus Christi, admitted to possessing a loaded Diamondback Firearms pistol and 18 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

On Oct. 27, 2021, law enforcement pulled Williams over to conduct a traffic stop. At that time, they noticed the odor of marijuana. He admitted to smoking in the car earlier in the day. Upon questioning, he also admitted he had a weapon in his vehicle. Soon after, authorities conducted a search and discovered the pistol along with the ammunition.

Williams has been previously convicted for aggravated robbery. As a felon, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos will impose sentencing Sept. 21. At that time, Williams faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Homeland Security Investigations conducted investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Marin is prosecuting the case.

Updated June 23, 2022

Topic
Firearms Offenses