For Immediate Release
Convicted Felon With Ghost Gun Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Federal Prison
Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge John Antoon II has sentenced Marty Eugene Days, Jr. (33, Williston) to 27 months in federal prison for possessing ammunition as a convicted felon. Days had pleaded guilty on June 16, 2022.
According to court documents, on February 23, 2022, a City of Ocala police officer stopped an automobile driven by Days for erratic driving. Days, the sole occupant, did not have a valid driver license. After detaining Days, the officer located a bag on the ground next to the automobile that contained Days’s Florida ID card, two of his credit cards, and a 9mm handgun. Video surveillance footage from a nearby convenience store showed Days tossing the bag out of the passenger-side window. The firearm—a “ghost gun” with no manufacturer serial number—was loaded with 21 rounds of ammunition. At the time, Days had a prior felony conviction for attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the City of Ocala Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.