Authorities charged James Williams, Jr., 48, of Haddon Township, with a pair of weapons offenses in a police standoff last week.
By Matt Skoufalos
A Haddon Township man who drew authorities to his Addison Avenue home last week and allegedly shot at a police robot has been charged with two weapons offenses in the incident.
James Williams, Jr., 48, was charged with Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, according to Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesman Andy McNeil.
Williams, who was arrested January 7 after a four-hour standoff with police, was given a medical evaluation following the incident.
He was remanded later that day to the Camden County correctional facility on $200,000 bail.
The encounter with police set the neighborhood on edge and caused district schools to be locked down as a precaution. Williams allegedly was described by relatives as having been suicidal, intoxicated, and having access to firearms.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.