INDICTMENT HANDED DOWN TO ATLANTIC CITY MAN

An Atlantic City man pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun, drug and witness tampering charges contained in two separate indictments, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced.

Robert Ingram, 27, of 3 South Iowa Avenue, entered pleas of guilty to one count of third degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and one count of second-degree witness tampering, before Judge Max A. Baker in Mays Landing. According to the terms of the plea agreement, Ingram may be sentenced to a total of 8 years in state prison, with a 4-year- period of parole ineligibility, according to Assistant Prosecutor Edmund Mallqui-Burgos, who represented the state during the plea proceeding.

During the course of entering his guilty pleas, Ingram admitted to having committed the drug and weapon offenses on June 16, 2009 in Atlantic City and also admitted to having committed the offense of tampering with a witness on October 30, 2009, in Hamilton Township, Assistant Prosecutor Mallqui-Burgos stated.

Ingram is scheduled to be sentenced on these charges by Judge Baker on Aug. 5, 2011.

In addition to the above charges, Ingram is scheduled to go on trial in September for a June 8, 2010 homicide committed in Atlantic City.

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