For Immediate Release
Miami-Dade County Resident Convicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
A Brownsville resident was convicted by a jury for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Hugo J. Barrera, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Division, J.D. Patterson, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), made the announcement.
Contrell Leo Floyd, a/k/a “Kevin Wells,” 34, was convicted in a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno for being a felon in possession of a firearm. In the early afternoon of October 20, 2014, two Robbery Intervention Detail MDPD Detectives in an unmarked vehicle saw Floyd in front of Brownsville middle school and began to approach Floyd to ask him questions. Before they could speak with him, Floyd quickly stopped, turned toward the car, and pulled up his shirt to flash a handgun that was tucked in his waistband. Immediately upon seeing the gun, one detective drew his weapon and announced “police!” Floyd fled and threw the firearm into a public park in front of Brownsville middle school. The police officers apprehended Floyd after a short pursuit and recovered the loaded handgun.
Floyd had been previously convicted of state felony crimes, including armed robbery with a firearm.
Floyd is scheduled to be sentenced on May 11, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., and faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison as an armed career criminal.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ATF and MDPD. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Timothy Abraham and Vanessa Snyder.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.