Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Convicted Felon Indicted for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition
Tampa, FL - United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Jojuan Lindsey (27, St. Petersburg) with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. If convicted, Lindsey faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
According to the indictment, on December 27, 2022, Lindsey possessed a Glock model 42 semiautomatic pistol and six rounds of Hornady 38 Auto ammunition. Lindsey has previously been convicted of six felonies, including battery of a law enforcement officer; burglary; fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer; and three separate convictions for sale or delivery of heroin. As a previously convicted felon, Lindsey is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Petersburg Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samantha Newman. The forfeiture is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne Nebesky.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
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.