For Immediate Release
Jacksonville Man Pleads Guilty After Knocking on Stranger's Window with a Revolver
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Tyree Alexia Hall (27, Jacksonville) today pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to court documents, at around 2 a.m. on March 19, 2017, officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in a residential neighborhood involving Hall. Callers reported that Hall was holding a firearm and knocking on the window of a home, and that he had threatened to shoot a dog. Upon arriving at the location, two officers observed Hall standing in the road holding a dark object. After shining a light on him, the officers observed Hall drop the object in the street. Hall was apprehended and admitted to the officers that he had possessed a firearm. The gun was recovered and identified as a Ruger .38 caliber revolver.
Hall was previously convicted in 2010 and 2012 for possession of cocaine and burglary with assault or battery, respectively. As such, he 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 Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Cofer Taylor.
This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.