Toulon man who is charged with illegal weapon fails to appear

By John A. Ballentine
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A Toulon man, who has been charged with a felon in possession of a weapon, failed to appear Friday in Stark County Court.  The weapon has been described as a set of brass knuckles, which are outlawed in the United States.

Sterling C. Williams, 30, had his bond reduced June 8th from $10,000 to $5,000 and was out of custody after 10%, or $500, was posted on his behalf by a relative.  The penalty for failure to appear in court is an automatic forfeiture of the bond money and an arrest warrant is issued.

Williams was arrested June 1st for a domestic battery, but has not been charged as of yet with that.  It was during an intake search of Williams at the Stark County jail that the set of brass knuckles were discovered to be in his possession.

Possession of a weapon by a felon is a Class 3 felony and punishable by two to five years in prison, as the maximum sentence.  Williams is represented by Stark County public defender Robert M. McBride.

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