Felon Gets Decade In Prison for Having Gun | News
GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- A convicted felon from Suitland, Md. who had a gun with "an obliterated serial number" has been sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Leconie Williams IV, 35, had his sentence enhanced when the judge found out that the gun he illegally possessed had an obliterated serial number.
According to evidence at trial in 2009, the gun was spotted by a Prince George's County Police officer who tried to get Williams, who had been hanging out with friends, to move his car from the middle of Huron Avenue. Williams had stopped the car to talk to a person in the middle of the street. Williams tried to wave the police car past, then the officer executed a traffic stop. According to evidence, the officer saw Williams pull a gun from his pants and attempt to hide the gun under his seat. Officers then pulled Williams out of the car and took a 9mm handgun loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition, including one bullet in the chamber. The gun's safety was off and was ready to be fired, say authorities.