Springfield Police Officers Seize Firearm, Trafficking Weight of Drugs and Arrest Repeat Violent Offender 

Springfield, Mass. —  On Sunday June 12th at approximately 2:45 p.m. recovered a firearm, trafficking weight of cocaine and crack-cocaine and arrested 31-year-old Devon Williams inside an apartment on the 100 block of Bay Street.

Around 2:00 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance at the apartment where one individual, later identified as Williams, was alleged to have a gun.  When officers arrived they located a female victim and in another room located Williams.  Officers then observed a firearm at his feet which they recovered and placed Williams under arrest.  Williams was alleged to have punched the victim in her stomach and threatened her with a gun.

Officers also recovered in Williams’ room approximately 26 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of crack-cocaine, additional ammunition and more than $1500 in cash.

Williams have previous convictions of violent crimes and was found not guilty by way of mental illness for attempted murder charges and other violent crimes after a spree of assaults on complete strangers in September 2018.

31-year-old Devon Williams of Springfield is charged with:

  • Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes
  • Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Trafficking Cocaine 18-36 Grams (Powder Cocaine)
  • Trafficking Cocaine 18-36 Grams (Crack-Cocaine)
  • Intimidation of a Witness
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm)
  • Assault and Battery
  • Arrest Warrant
    – Assault and Battery
  • Arrest Warrant
    – Assault and Battery