Atlantic City, NJ, Man Pleads Guilty to 2021 Aggravated Assault
Authorities say an Atlantic City man will likely be sentenced to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge.
Late last week, 39-year-old Leslie Washington pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree certain persons
not to possess weapons.
Those charges stemmed from a shooting that took place in Atlantic City on August 6, 2021.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says,
Washington admitted to illegally possessing a handgun and firing a single shot through the door of the victim's home. The shot struck the victim in the stomach and caused non-life-threatening injuries. Washington then fled the scene and was not located until his arrest on September 30, 2021.
Washington's plea on the aggravated assault charge calls for a six-year sentence in state prison, subject to the No Early Release Act, which means he must serve at least 85% of his term before becoming eligible for parole. He will also serve a concurrent five-year term on the weapon charge.
Once paroled, Washington will be subject to a three-year period of intensive parole supervision.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 2nd.