Newark man sentenced to 10 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was sentenced on May 6 to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Shakey Hoover, 39, of Newark, was convicted March 27, 2019, of one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark federal court. Chesler imposed the sentence May 6 by video conference.

According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial, on the evening of April 23, 2017, four individuals — Lashaunda Glenn, her boyfriend, her sister and her sister’s boyfriend — arrived by car at Glenn’s mother’s house in Newark to pick up a television belonging to Glenn’s sister. Glenn’s mother lived in the third-floor apartment of the house with Hoover, her longtime boyfriend and a convicted felon.

Glenn and Hoover began arguing. As the confrontation became more heated, Hoover pulled from his waistband a small silver revolver, pointed it at the group and threatened to kill them. Glenn and her companions ran to a nearby police station to report what had happened. Newark police arrived at the house a few minutes later and found a silver revolver loaded with one bullet. An examination of the gun found Hoover’s fingerprint on it.

In addition to the prison term, Chesler sentenced Hoover to three years of supervised release.