The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says a man from Northfield has been sentenced to five years in prison for three separate indictments.

22-year-old Deshoin Rowell learned his fate on Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

After an extensive investigation in the summer of 2019, Rowell was arrested after he distributed cocaine to an undercover police operative in the area of North Main Street in Pleasantville. He received three years for that offense.

On December 30th, 2019, Pleasantville Police responded to a ShotSpotter Alert in the area of West Wright Street and Chestnut Avenue. Four rounds were fired by Rowell's codefendant, Devon Williams, who previously pleaded guilty for his involvement in that crime. A .45 caliber
Glock 30 semi-automatic handgun was located in Rowell's bedroom that is believed to have been used in the shooting. Rowell was sentenced to five years in that case; he must serve at least 3 1/2 years before becoming eligible for parole.

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Then, on the 4th of July in 2021 at a bonfire at Rowell's home, police say he deliberately poured a flammable liquid onto the clothing of a man, causing him to catch on fire. The victim was hospitalized and suffered first, second, and third degree burns to his hands, arms, stomach, and inner thigh resulting in a lengthy recovery process. Rowell was sentenced to five years for that crime.

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