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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

June 2, 2010

A. Brian Albritton, United States Attorney

Contact: Steve Cole

(813) 274-6136

(813) 274-6300 (fax)

Jacksonville Armed Felon Sentenced to 10 Years

Jacksonville, Florida — United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that David Brown (age 28, of Jacksonville) was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan to 10 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony.

According to court records, Brown was arrested on December 12, 2009, after he pulled a gun to break up a fight off Moncrief Road in Jacksonville. Brown was found in possession of a loaded .45 caliber handgun. Brown's prior record included convictions for selling cocaine, possessing cocaine and possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Brown had also been arrested on two different occasions where he shot and wounded another person.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program – a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy led by ATF. United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton, along with Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Tampa Field Division, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

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