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Date: 09-19-2020

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United States of America v. Wyatt Lamar Williams

Case Number: 3:18-cr-00040-CHB-CHL

Judge: Claria Horn Boom

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Jeferson County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Louisville, Kentucky

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Description: Louisville, KY - Criminal Law, Felony Firearm Possession





The United States of America charged Wyatt Lamar Williams with felony firearms possession for possessing a firearm while addicted to or using a controlled substance.

According to a sentencing memo from the United States, Williams used social media to sell and distribute firearms to others within the community and admitted freely to using controlled substances. Furthermore, one of the firearms the defendant possessed was stolen.

Williams actions with a firearm ended the life of Dequante Hobbs in Louisville. According to reports a dispute broke out at a dice game near Dequante’s residence. During the dispute, Williams began firing a Bersa .380 caliber pistol at others involved in the dice game. One of the rounds from the firearm went through a window at a nearby residence and struck the 7-year old child, causing his death. Louisville Metro Police Department homicide detectives identified Williams as the shooter in the killing and arrested him.

On May 23, 2017, two-days after Dequante’s death, Williams was found in possession of yet another firearm – a stolen Hi-Point 9 millimeter pistol.

The defendant was also successfully prosecuted by the Office of Jefferson Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine and previously pled guilty in Jefferson Circuit Court to second degree manslaughter, two counts of wanton endangerment and receiving a stolen firearm, and received a 20 year state sentence.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tom Dyke & Larry Fentress (now retired) and United States Attorney Russell Coleman. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in concert with the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).

18:922(g)(3) and 924(a)(2) - POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY AN UNLAWFUL USER OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
(1s-3s)

Outcome: Imprisoned for a period of 47 months on Counts 1, 2, and 3 of the Superseding Indictment; Supervised release term of 3 years; SPA $300 ($100 each count).

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