La Crosse Felon, Albert Williams Sentenced to 5 Years for Possessing Firearm & Ammunition
MADISON, WI (STL.News) Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Albert Williams, 38, La Crosse, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 5 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon. This prison term will be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
Officers with the La Crosse Police Department arrested Williams following a traffic stop on September 11, 2019. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun as well as a bag of 9mm ammunition. Although Williams and the two other passengers denied knowing the handgun was inside the vehicle, Williams’ DNA was located on the grip of the firearm and on the inside of rubber gloves packaged with the 9mm ammunition.
At the time of this offense, Williams was serving a term of state supervision for a 2017 conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon. He is prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition as result of this and several other felony convictions.
Judge Conley, in sentencing Williams, expressed his concern that the defendant continued to pose a “real and present danger to the community,” given his extensive criminal history of arming himself and distributing controlled substances.