For Immediate Release
Felon Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Loaded Firearm
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday has sentenced Davron Igles (33, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Igles to forfeit the firearm and ammunition used in the offense.
Igles had pleaded guilty on October 28, 2019.
According to court documents and testimony presented at the sentencing hearing, in May 2019, during an argument at a convenience store in Ybor City, Igles pulled up his shirt revealing a pistol. When law enforcement officers tried to arrest Igles, he attempted to flee and resisted their efforts to detain him and to remove the gun from his waistband. Officers eventually took him into custody and recovered the firearm.
Igles had previously been convicted of 13 felonies, including a conviction for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. As a result, federal law prohibits him from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tampa Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Callan Albritton.
This case is part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence and enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes. For more information on Project Guardian visit www.justice.gov/projectguardian.