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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

McKees Rocks Felon Sentenced to Prison for Gun Offense

PITTSBURGH, PA -- A former resident of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 57 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release on his conviction of violating a federal firearm law, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan imposed the sentence on D’Avery Williams, age 25.

On October 18, 2021, law enforcement encountered Williams, who was known to have an active arrest warrant. When officers approached Williams, he fled. After detaining him, officers located a bag that Williams possessed while in flight. Within the bag, officers recovered a loaded handgun and suspected controlled substances. At the time of the offense, Williams had already been convicted of two felony firearm offenses and a drug offense. Under federal law, felons are prohibited from the possession of firearms and ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the McKees Rocks Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Williams.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated November 22, 2022