A Rich Square man was sentenced on Dec. 18 in federal court to 52 months in prison for possession of firearm by a convicted felon, according to a press release from Capt. Patrick Jacobs with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 23, 2018, deputies from NCSO responded to a disturbance at a residence involving Tyshawn Lamar Williams, 29. Deputies were advised that Williams was threatening a woman with a gun. When deputies arrived, they encountered Williams inside the house exiting a bedroom. Williams attempted to toss a firearm between the kitchen refrigerator and a cabinet.

Deputies took Williams into custody and found a quantity of cocaine base (crack) and several thousand dollars in U.S. currency on his person. Deputies also recovered the gun Williams attempted to discard, which was a loaded .45 caliber handgun with an extended magazine. At the time of his arrest, Williams was a convicted felon and is therefore prohibited from possessing any firearms.

Detective Lt. A. Roye assisted with this investigation and prosecution in federal court.

“Our office felt that this case needed to be addressed in the federal court system,” said Sheriff Jack Smith. “The U.S. Attorney’s office agreed to accept this case. The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work extremely close together along with other agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office. I would also like to thank the District Attorney’s Office for all of their assistance in this ongoing process and procedure.”