For Immediate Release
Convicted Felon Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for the Sale of Firearms
Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Thomas T. Barber has sentenced Jarrett Parker Truman (25, Fort Myers) to five years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and for possessing an unregistered firearm. The Court also ordered Truman to forfeit the firearms and ammunition associated with the offenses. Truman had pleaded guilty on October 22, 2021.
According to court documents, during January and February 2020, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) used a confidential informant (“CI”) to make controlled purchases of firearms from Truman. Truman sold the CI a total of eight firearms including four handguns, an AK-47 style pistol, and a rifle. In addition, Truman also sold a non-serialized rifle equipped with a silencer, which he had failed to register with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
As a previously convicted felon, Truman is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Laurie.
This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.