For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
, United States Attorney
Maria Chapa Lopez
Contact: William Daniels
Bradenton Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Tampa Field Division
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Charlene Honeywell today sentenced Daniel R. Kendricks (46, Bradenton) to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Court also ordered him to forfeit the firearm used in the offense. Kendricks was found guilty after a bench trial on October 31, 2017.
According to court documents, on October 17, 2016, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies searching a residence discovered Kendricks sleeping on a couch in a garage. When deputies searched the garage, they discovered a loaded gun on a table next to the couch where Kendricks had been sleeping. Kendricks subsequently confessed to possessing the gun.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Callan L. Albritton.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop districtwide crime reduction strategies, incorporating the lessons learned since the program’s inception in 2001. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.