Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk reported four cases were resolved with jury convictions last week, which will lead to significant prison time for four violent offenders in Camden County.
On Wednesday, March 13, Dutquan Wilson, M/31, of Camden, was convicted of two counts of 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, two counts of 3rd degree Aggravated Assault, four counts of 4th degree Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. He was found guilty of firing a gun twice at a car on Jackson Street in Camden at 3:30 p.m. on April 11, 2011. Assistant Prosecutor Lesley Sokol presented testimony and evidence that showed a mother, father and two children were in the car at the time, though none were struck. The shooting stemmed from a dispute involving one of the children in the car. A child related to Wilson’s girlfriend had a fight with the victim and Wilson had encouraged other children to fight the boy, according to trial testimony. When the child’s father confronted Wilson near Norris Street and Carl Miller Boulevard, the defendant retrieved a gun, chased the car to Jackson Street and fired at it.
Wilson’s sentencing is scheduled for April 19 before Superior Court Judge Michele Fox. On one Aggravated Assault count alone the defendant faces a maximum 20 year term of incarceration, 85 percent of which must be served before parole eligibility, however Judge Michele Fox could extend that term substantially if she chooses to sentence him to consecutive terms of incarceration of the nine other offenses. Consecutive terms are more likely because there were four separate victims in this incident.
Also Wednesday Tarik Dupree, M/24, of Sicklerville, was found guilty of 1st degree Robbery for holding up a pizza delivery person with a knife. The State, represented by Assistant Prosecutor Michael Angermeier, presented evidence that Dupree used a friend’s cell phone to order a pizza for delivery to the first block of Milstone Court in Winslow on July 3, 2010. The address he gave was that of an abandoned home, and when the delivery person showed up and walked to the address Dupree robbed him at knifepoint.
Dupree is a five-time repeat offender and will be eligible for a life term of incarceration at his sentencing April 26 before Superior Court Judge Samuel Natal.
A Thursday verdict resulted in the conviction of Donald Randall, M/60, of Camden, for 1st degree Robbery. Assistant Prosecutor Sheronda Mike presented evidence that Randall brought a silver handgun into the Dollar Store on Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden and robbing cash from the registers on June 2, 2012. Randall wore glasses and a hat but store employees recognized him when he returned to the business 12 days later and got in a checkout line.
He could face up to 20 years incarceration on the robbery charge, 85 percent without parole, at his sentencing April 19 before Superior Court Judge Michael Kassel.
On Friday Janelle West was convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Assistant Prosecutor Erin Fay presented evidence that on January 9, 2012, during a fight outside her home on the 500 block of East Linden Avenue in Lindenwold, the 20-year-old West displayed a silver revolver. When police arrived she ran into her home and tossed the gun into a washing machine, where it was promptly retrieved by police.
Her sentencing is also scheduled for April 19. The count of Unlawful Possession carries a maximum 10 year term of incarceration, five years without parole.