For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
, United States Attorney
Maria Chapa Lopez
Contact: William Daniels
Jacksonville Man Sentenced To More Than Four Years In Federal Prison For Firearms Offense
Tampa Field Division
Jacksonville, Florida– U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Daryl D. Shack (28, Jacksonville) to four years and three months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Shack pleaded guilty on May 15, 2018.
According to court documents, on July 17, 2017, officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a car in which Shack was a passenger. The driver’s two-year-old daughter was also in the car. Shack possessed a loaded Beretta pistol, which had previously been reported stolen, between his feet. He also had a baggie of cocaine in his pocket. Officers later recovered a baggie of marijuana, a knife, and an axe from the vehicle. At the time, Shack had a previous conviction for armed robbery, and therefore, was prohibited from possessing a firearm by federal law.
This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop districtwide crime reduction strategies, incorporating the lessons learned since the program’s inception in 2001. 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.