For Immediate Release
Daytona Beach Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing a Firearm
Orlando, Florida – Chief U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Albert Nedd (41) to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Nedd pleaded guilty on September 13, 2013.
According to court documents, on December 8, 2012, Daytona Beach Police Department Officers responded to a complaint concerning a weapon and saw Nedd walking away from the scene and concealing what appeared to be a small handgun in his waistband. The officers commanded Nedd to stop, but he kept walking away. Nedd walked up a staircase attached to a building, placed the handgun at the top of the staircase, and then was stopped by officers once he walked down. Officers found a loaded .38 caliber revolver at the top of staircase. Nedd, a previously convicted felon, is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James D. Mandolfo.
It is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Julie Leon, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.
This case is also part of ATF’s Frontline strategy to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in communities where law enforcement efforts are focused.