Weapons Conviction To Cost Asbury Man 10 to 20 Years
Already barred from possessing weapons, an Asbury Park 35-year-old faces 10 to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison for being found with a loaded handgun in the city three years ago.
Radavine Allah, also known as Robert Brown, was convicted Wednesday in Monmouth County Superior Court, according to information from the office of acting County Prosecutor Chris Grammiccioni.
A jury found in favor of the prosecution's case illustrating Allah, seated in a car, with a Kel-Tec .32-caliber semiautomatic tucked in a pocket and wrapped in a knit hat.
Investigators say they were in the city in response to information about activity in the area of the public library. Allah, they said, was in the front passenger seat of a car parked near the library on First Avenue with the weapon in March 2010.
Allah's weapons ban stemmed from a 2002 conviction for aggravated assault on a police officer, say authorities.
At the scheduled January 17 sentencing, Allah would also be required to remain ineligible for parole for one-third to one-half the given term, or five years, whichever is a longer period of time.