MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man pleaded guilty Thursday to weapons and assault charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Azaiah Grisom, 19, pleaded guilty before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury to second-degree Possession of a Handgun for Unlawful Purposes and fourth degree Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Handgun. The plea agreement calls for an aggregate sentence of 5 years New Jersey State Prison with an 18-month period of parole ineligibility. Grisom was released on electronic monitoring pending sentencing Aug. 3, 2018.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Grisom, was indicted with second degree Aggravated Assault and related crimes, including second degree Possession of a Semi-automatic Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit and fourth-degree Assault by Pointing a Firearm in connection with a shooting that occurred in December 2017.
On December 5, 2017, shots were fired at a residence at 713A Wabash Ave, Atlantic City, where Jordan Reaves, 20, was struck by gunfire. Responding officers of the Atlantic City Police Department and detectives of the ACPD Violent Crimes Unit located various substances inside the apartment, including approximately 6lbs of marijuana, 70 wax folds of heroin and three bags of crack cocaine.
Detectives also located CDS packaging materials and a bag containing 19 rounds of live ammunition.
Donte Ford, 23, who is a resident of 713A Wabash Avenue, was indicted for second degree Possession of Marijuana, more than five pounds, with the Intent to distribute, and third degree Possession of Cocaine and Heroin with the Intent to Distribute.
The case was investigated by Detectives Michael Auble and Innocenzo Visceglia of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit is prosecuting the case.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.