Orange County News
For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher Borek
March 3, 2022 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces 7.5 Year Sentence
in City of Newburgh Attempted Robbery Case
Defendant Previously Pleaded Guilty to Attempted Robbery in the First Degree
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Marcellous Williams, 21, of Newburgh, was sentenced to seven and one half years in state prison and five years post-release supervision related to his guilty plea to Attempted Robbery in the First Degree in connection in with the attempted gunpoint robbery of a woman in the City of Newburgh on October 25, 2020.
When he pleaded guilty, Williams admitted to displaying what appeared to be a pistol at the mother of a woman Williams used to date. Williams then demanded money but was thwarted from further violence when the victim was able to close the door to the residence and call the police. At the sentencing hearing, the District Attorney’s Office recommended that Williams be sentenced to eight years in state prison.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation of the case and the arrest of the defendant.
“Domestic violence crimes such as this one tear at the fabric of our community,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “While serious injury was thankfully avoided in this case, the defendant’s brazen possession and use of a firearm demands the significant sentence imposed. My office will continue to pursue justice on behalf of victims of domestic violence and hold responsible those who turn to guns to settle their disputes.”
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine Maggiore.
This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.