Jury convicts Georgia felon of illegal gun possession

MACON, Ga. (WRBL) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia said a convicted felon with an extensive and violent criminal record illegally possessed an AK-47-style firearm during a domestic violence investigation involving a child who was trying to protect his mother obsessed.

Angelo Devon Williams, 35, was found guilty Wednesday of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Williams currently faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a maximum fine of $250,000. Williams’ sentencing is scheduled for March 20, 2024.

Based on court documents and evidence presented at trial, on July 26, 2020, 911 in Lowndes County, Georgia received a call from a child who told the dispatcher something about his mother being beaten.

911 dispatchers called back and spoke to a neighbor next to where the domestic dispute occurred, and Valdosta police officers were dispatched to the scene.

Responding officers found a woman outside the apartment who told officers that Williams had allegedly assaulted her and left the scene just before officers arrived. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the female victim had significant abrasions, scratches, cuts and bruises on her body and face, as well as a large lump in the center of her forehead.

The victim also told officers that Williams allegedly took the keys to her rental car and refused to give them back when she and her child asked. Williams allegedly pushed the child and hit the female victim. The argument continued and the child ran to the neighbor’s house and called 911.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the rental car was full of Williams items, including an AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle; which he is prohibited from doing because he has previous convictions for robbery/carjacking in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and fleeing/attempting to elude in Hamilton County, Florida.

Luke Plunkett

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