TODAYS TMJ4 is reporting that Tyrone Williams said he had no idea who was peering in his windows and banging at his door around seven in the morning on a Sunday.
“I felt threatened for my family, so I grabbed my fire arm,” said Williams. Williams is a licensed gun owner and concealed carry weapon permit holder.
“I slide the slide back, ‘Can I help you?’ and he throws his hands up,” said Williams.
Williams did not know the man at the door was there to serve him court papers. The process server decided to press charges, claiming Williams pointed his gun at him. Something Williams denies.
“I just don’t get how I got prosecuted and then have to spend six months in jail just for someone saying that I did,” said Williams.
Williams did not testify at his trial. Attorney Craig Mastantuono believes this may have been a bad decision.
“If his accuser has falsely accused him,” Mastantuono said, “then he is vulnerable to that accusation particularly when he chooses not to testify.”
A decision Williams now regrets.
Mastantuno has a warning for other ccw holder faces with the same dilemma.
“A c-c-w license does not grant holder the right to use their gun in a way that would run a fowl of other laws.”
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