Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock
Military-grade assault weapons, like the one seen here, were purchased by a Rockaway man on the internet, according to prosecutors.

Jurors convicted a Rockaway man Wednesday of felony weapons possession charges for purchasing a cache of assault weapons and ammo that he kept inside his apartment, prosecutors announced.

Charles Williams, 23, of Arverne was found guilty on Nov. 2 of second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana at the end of a five-day jury trial.

 

According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Williams was arrested on July 10, 2014 as a result of a court-authorized search of his apartment by members of the NYPD Queens Gang Unit.

During the raid, law enforcement sources said, officers found in a rear bedroom a loaded 7.62 mm assault rifle with a collapsible stock and an empty handgun magazine. They would also recover a black leather bag containing 18 rounds of .45-caliber ammunition and 11 rounds fitting the 7.62 mm assault rifle.

A second loaded assault rifle was also located by police inside a closet in the apartment; that weapon was capable of being fitted with a bayonet, prosecutors noted.

When he was questioned by police, Brown said, Williams admitted to buying the weapons online.

Williams faces up to 15 years behind bars when he is sentenced on Dec. 5.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Former Marine convicted of fatally shooting man during fight near an Ozone Park nightclub
Former Marine convicted of fatally shooting man during fight near an Ozone Park nightclub
South Queens woman used a cleaver to hack her aunt to death in their home: DA
South Queens woman used a cleaver to hack her aunt to death in their home: DA
Popular Stories
Photos by Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS
PHOTOS: 'The Crown Room' is the newest hot spot on Bayside's Bell Boulevard
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Matthew Straubmuller
Paul Simon will play an intimate concert in LIC to support local arts nonprofit
Photo via Shutterstock/Inset via Twitter (@JJGotti27)
Mob veteran, Gotti grandson & five other Queens guys pinched for arson and robberies: feds


Skip to toolbar
Web Analytics