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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 26, 2024
Roger B. Handberg
, United States Attorney

Middle District of Florida Prosecutors Indict 167 Firearms and Violent Crime Defendants During 2023 as Part of Project Safe Neighborhoods Strategy

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced today the results of the 2023 and the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) strategy. During 2023, which includes the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, the U.S. States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has indicted 167 defendants. These defendants face federal firearms and violent crime charges. Law enforcement seized approximately 445 firearms associated with these defendants.

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, ending on Dec. 31, 2023, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida indicted 41 defendants for federal firearms and violent crime offenses, removing 93 firearms from our streets in the process. (See chart for case details.)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office also engaged in community outreach efforts aimed at violent crime prevention throughout the year. Members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office spoke with more than 200 middle and high school students during the first quarter of 2024. Assistant U.S. attorneys also met with college and law students to discuss firearm and violent crime prevention and prosecution. Prison re-entry events at Baker Re-entry Center and Lawtey Correctional Institute this quarter reached almost 100 inmates.

“Our office is committed to reducing violent crime throughout the Middle District of Florida,” said U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg. “We will continue working with our law enforcement partners and community stakeholders as part of our joint effort to make our communities safer.”

PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. This evidence-based program has proven to be effective at reducing violent crime by engaging a broad spectrum of stakeholders working together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in communities and developing comprehensive solutions that reduce crime. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses on prevention and intervention efforts through community engagement and problem-solving partnerships, strategic enforcement of the most violent offenders and locally based re-entry programs to reduce recidivism.

Q1 PSN case highlights:

United States v. Edward James Bess III (Ft. Myers)
On Dec. 12, 2023, Edward James Bess III, 29, of Fort Myers was sentenced to 33 years and 4 months for carjacking causing serious bodily injury, discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and a second carjacking. Bess carjacked two victims, one in Fort Myers whom Bess shot in the leg before taking the victim’s vehicle. The victim was injured but survived the shooting. Bess carjacked a second victim in Sumter County. Bess was eventually apprehended by law enforcement following a chase.  

United States v. Jesse Moore (Jacksonville)
In November 2023, a federal jury found Jesse Rance Moore, 46, of Bell, guilty of four counts pertaining to Hobbs Act robberies and three counts of brandishing a firearm during the robberies. According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, the FBI first learned of a masked man robbing a string of pharmacy stores in the Columbia County area after the North Florida Pharmacy in Fort White was robbed at gun point on Jan. 13, 2022. This masked individual was captured on surveillance exiting a blue/grey sedan, walking into the pharmacy with a black handgun, and demanding controlled substances, specifically, oxycodone, oxycontin and Percocet. After holding up multiple store employees and taking the controlled substances, the masked man exited the pharmacy and drove southbound on US Highway 27. Unbeknownst to the robber, a good Samaritan in the pharmacy’s drive-thru followed the getaway vehicle and captured the license plate number, which led back to Moore. Further, the FBI later discovered that the vehicles used in the previous three robberies either matched the description of a pickup truck registered to Moore or matched the vehicles Moore’s wife had rented just days prior to the robberies. Law enforcement seized articles of clothing, multiple masks, the firearm, handwritten notes and brown boots associated with the robberies. During trial, evidence seized from Moore’s cellphone was presented to demonstrate that he had googled medications stolen from the pharmacies, the store hours of pharmacies and a variety of keyword searches, including the question “do drug stores get robbed in florida,” which he had Googled just a couple weeks prior to the first robbery. Moore’s sentencing is set for Jan. 30.

United States v. Kingsley Wilson and Viviana Rodriguez (Ocala)
In November 2023, Kingsley Wilson, 35, of Kissimmee, pleaded guilty to 1 count of dealing in firearms without a license, 14 counts of making a materially false statement to a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer and 14 counts of causing an FFL to maintain false information in its official records. In December 2023, his girlfriend, Viviana Rodriguez, 41, of Kissimmee, pleaded guilty to one count of dealing in firearms without a license, seven counts of making a materially false statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer and seven counts of causing an FFL to maintain false information in its official records. According to the plea agreement and evidence presented in court, between January 2022 and July 2023, Wilson purchased 92 firearms from FFLs within the Middle District of Florida. Rodriguez purchased an additional 47 firearms during the same period. While purchasing these firearms, Rodriguez falsely certified on ATF Form 4473s (Firearm Transaction Records) that she was the “actual transferee/buyer” of the firearms. Rodriguez was actually purchasing these firearms for others in exchange for monetary payments. Wilson’s cellphone revealed numerous conversations between Wilson and others, including Rodriguez, about the illegal purchases and transfer of these firearms. Fourteen of the firearms purchased by Wilson and Rodriguez have been recovered by law enforcement at crime scenes (including homicides) in the Bahamas and Canada.

United States v. Bernard Rogers (Orlando)
On Oct. 10, 2023, Bernard Rogers was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for committing 3 armed robberies in July 2022. First, Rogers entered a Cracker Barrel in Melbourne and robbed the cashier of cash using a firearm. He then robbed a cashier at a Dollar General in Orlando, once again stealing cash from the register. Rogers was caught shortly after his third armed robbery, a T.D. Bank in Melbourne. The bank teller gave Rogers a concealed GPS tracker and law enforcement caught him after a brief car chase. Rogers was arrested in his rental getaway car with more than $3,000, the GPS tracker and a loaded Ruger .380 firearm.

United States v. Antonio Brown and Steven Jackson (Tampa)
On Oct. 4, 2023, Antonio Brown, 45, of Tampa, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. His co-defendant, Steven Jackson, was previously sentenced to 13 years and 6 months in prison. According to court documents, Brown and Jackson robbed two auto parts stores in the Tampa area on Aug. 29, 2021. During the first auto parts store robbery, Brown and Jackson carried firearms and wore surgical masks when they entered the store. They brandished their firearms, demanded money from store employees and stole approximately $300 from cash registers. Brown and Jackson then drove to a second auto parts store where they again entered wearing masks and carrying firearms. They pointed their firearms at store clerks and demanded money from the cash registers. Later that night, officers from the Tampa Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that Brown was driving. During a search of the car, they found a distinctive hat that one of the robbers had worn during the armed robberies, approximately $900 in cash and Jackson’s wallet containing his identification. Further investigation provided evidence showing Jackson in the vicinity of the auto parts stores at the times of the robberies. Officers also found the clothes Jackson wore during the robberies in his garbage outside his residence.  

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys in all five divisions throughout the Middle District of Florida. 
 

Charged Cases

Charged Cases: Fort Myers Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized
Javier Velasquez Jr., 37

Distribution of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a machinegun, and carrying firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 5 years, up to life in federal prison.

6
Luis Armando Rodriguez-Padilla, 27

Illegal reentry by a previously convicted felon, possession of a firearm by and alien unlawfully in the United States, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 25 years in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Fort Myers Division are being handled by AUSAs Mark Morgan and Benjamin S. Winter.

Charged Cases: Jacksonville Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Timothy Crowe, 54

False statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer during the attempted purchase of a firearm.

Maximum penalty: 5 years in federal prison.

0
Gabriel Daniel Pinnace, 31

False statement during purchase of firearm, aiding and abetting smuggling firearms, aiding and abetting possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Maximum penalty: 10 years in federal prison (false statement), 5 years in federal prison (aiding and abetting).

3
Eric Joel Valdez, 22

Possession of a stolen firearm and transportation of a stolen firearm

Maximum Penalty: 10 years in federal prison.

1
Andre Lee Long, 48

Distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Minimum/maximum penalty: 5 years, up to life, in federal prison and 10 years, up to life in federal prison.

1
Scott Randall Chance Jr., 22

Dealing Firearms without a license, possession of an illegal machinegun, distribution of a controlled substance.

Maximum penalty: 5 years in federal prison and 10 years in federal prison.

8
Anthony Lavar Wilson, 40

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

2
Markee Washington, 33

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a machinegun.

Minimum/maximum penalty: 15 years, up to life, in federal prison and 10 years in federal prison.

2
Jaime Rosario Ang, 51

Distribution of 5 grams or more of pure methamphetamine and distribution/possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.

Minimum/maximum penalty: 5 years, up to 40 years, in federal prison and 10 years, up to life, in federal prison.

1
Mar’Kesie Williams, 27

Possession of a machine gun

Maximum penalty: 10 years in federal prison.

1
Michael Thomas Sawyer, 49

Making false statements to a firearms dealer

Maximum penalty: 5 years in federal prison.

0
Paul Allen Anderson Jr., 31

Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Minimum/maximum penalty: 10 years, up to life, in federal prison.

5
Randolph Wayne Swindle

Making false statements to a firearms dealer.

Maximum penalty: 5 years in federal prison.

0
Roberto Roman Ramirez, 50

False statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer during the attempted purchase of a firearm.

Maximum penalty: 5 years in federal prison.

0

The above PSN cases from the Jacksonville Division are being handled by AUSAs Frank Talbot, Aakash Singh, Michael Coolican, John Cannizzaro, Kirwinn Mike and Kevin Frein.

Charged Cases: Ocala Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Jared Boyle, 33

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 in federal prison.

1
Jerome Junior Swopshire, 40

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 in federal prison.

1
Marcus Cleaver Morgan Jr., 23

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 in federal prison.

1

James Wendell Jackson, 31

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1

Tyran Terrell Harris, 23

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Gregory Howard Coleman III, 27

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
William Scott Fogg, 37

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Kevin Eugene Leeks Jr., 33

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Frank Thomas Diviak, 23

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Ocala Division are being handled by AUSAs Tyrie Boyer, Sara Swartzberg and Hanna Nowalk.

Charged Cases: Tampa Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Gabriel Gladman, 23

False statements with the intent to purchase firearms and selling/transferring a firearm to a juvenile under the age of 18.

Maximum penalties: 10 years in federal prison (false statement) and up to 1 year in federal prison (selling/transferring a firearm to a juvenile).

16
Nahum Rodriguez-Jaimes, 46

Possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl (3 counts), and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison (per fentanyl count); and up to 15 years in federal prison (firearm offense).

0
Brandale Swails, 29

Hobbs Act robbery.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison.

0

Marcel Morris, 33

Darrence White, 27

 

Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

 

Possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Maximum penalty: 40 years in federal prison (fentanyl offense); and up to life imprisonment (methamphetamine offense)

1
Baruch Roche II, 33

Possession of a firearm in a federal facility.

Maximum penalty: One year in federal prison.

0
Darius Lavon Williams, 38

Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine; possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison (drug offense); Minimum mandatory 20 years, up to life, in federal prison (firearms offenses).

2
Kavar Young, 32

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Tampa Division are being handled by AUSAs Maria Guzman, Diego F. Novaes and Ross Roberts.

Charged Cases: Orlando Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Dainton Steve Drummond, 61

Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

Possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Dana Calley, 54

Possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

4
Karon Lyshawn Watson, 36

Possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 15 years, up to life, in federal prison under Armed Career Criminal Act.

1
Tramon Jamal Stewart, 23

Possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Shawndell Johnson, 31

Distribution of fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 10 years, up to life, in federal prison.

2
Verun Maharajh, 31

Export of firearms and ammunition, shipment of firearms without a license, and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

Maximum penalty: 35 years in federal prison.

4
Chrissie Fier Williams, 38

Export of firearms and ammunition (3 counts), and shipment of firearms without a license (3 counts).

Maximum penalty: 60 years in federal prison.

18
Victor Morales-Acosta, 26

Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Kristian Moises Ramos, 43

Possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Orlando Division are being handled by AUSAs Michael Sartoian, Dana Hill, Richard Varandan, Adam Nate, Megan Testerman, Diane Hu, Matthew Del Mastro and Noah Dorman.
 

Adjudicated Cases

Adjudicated Cases: Fort Myers Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Grant Elmore Davis Jr., 71

Armed bank robbery; discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 25 years, up to life, in federal prison.

1

The above PSN case from the Fort Myers Division is being handled by AUSA Mark Morgan.

Adjudicated Cases: Jacksonville Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Jesse Rance Moore, 46

Interference with commerce by threats or violence robberies and burglaries involving controlled substances; brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison; minimum mandatory penalty of 7 years, up to life, in federal prison (brandishing a firearm in furtherance of crime of violence).

1
Paul Bryan McCorkle, 55

Receiving and possessing an explosive by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 10 years in federal prison.

0
Samuel Arthur Thompson, 53

Possession and receipt of child sex abuse material; intrusion of protected computer causing damage; production of child sex abuse material; failure to register as a sex offender; possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 10 years, up to 20 years in federal prison; 15 years up to 40 years in federal prison; up to 10 years in federal prison; 25 to 50 years in federal prison; 10 years in federal prison.

1
Diandre Murel, 30

Conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Mandatory minimum penalty:  5 years, up to 40 years, in federal prison.

3
Annette Elaine Jones

Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more methamphetamine.

Mandatory minimum penalty: 10 years, up to life in federal prison.

2

The above PSN cases from the Jacksonville Division are being handled by AUSAs Kirwinn Mike, Laura Taylor, Frank Talbot and Aakash Singh.

Adjudicated Cases: Ocala Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Jared Boyle, 33

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Wendell Doyle Goney, 51

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Raymond Devon Haynes, 33

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Kingsley Samuel Richard Wilson, 35

False statement to firearms dealer; dealing in firearms without a license.

Maximum penalty: 10 years in federal prison.

139
Viviana Rodriguez, 41

False statement in required information kept by a firearms dealer.

Maximum penalty: 5 years in federal prison.

0
Craig Antwon Oneal, 53

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Ocala Division are being handled by AUSAs Tyrie K. Boyer, Robert Bodnar, Jr., Belkis Crockett and Sarah Swartzberg.

Adjudicated Cases: Tampa Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Floyd Hintteon Green Jr., 62

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 10 years, up to life, in federal prison.

0
Kenneth Lorenzo Jackson, 48

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Minimum mandatory penalty:15 years, up to life, in federal prison under Armed Career Criminal Act.

0

Nicholas Quinton Hanson, 31

Marcus Dewonn Mobley Jr., 23

Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

 

Possession of a firearm and ammunition by convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

0
Kenneth Lorenzo Jackson, 48

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Mandatory minimum penalty: 15 years, up to life, in federal prison.

1
Erik Barner, 44

Possession of controlled substance with the intent to distribute it; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison (drug offense); minimum mandatory of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison (firearm charge).

0
Ivan Lamar Vasquez, 39

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 15 years, up to life, in federal prison, qualifies for enhanced penalties under Armed Career Criminal Act.

1
Francisco Cabrera, 28

Armed robbery; possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 28 years, up to life, in federal prison.

0
Jason Washington, 42

Possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine with intent to distribute it.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 10 years, up to life, in federal prison.

0
Donald Robert Smith, 29

Hobbs Act robberies; brandishing a firearm during and in relation to one of the robberies; and discharging a firearm during and in relation to another of the robberies.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison for robbery offenses; minimum mandatory of 7 years, up to life, in federal prison for brandishing the firearm; and a minimum of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison for discharging the firearm.

0
Oscar Freemond Fowler III, 48

Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison (drug offense); maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison (firearm offense).

1
John Knight, 46

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Donovan Shabazz, 50

Possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 15 years, up to life, in federal prison.

2

The above PSN cases from the Tampa Division are being handled by AUSAs Samantha Newman, David W.A. Chee, Shauna S. Hale, Christopher F. Murray, David P. Sullivan, Callan L. Albritton and Diego F. Novaes.

Adjudicated Cases: Orlando Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Minimum/Maximum Terms of Imprisonment

Firearms Seized

Angel Ruben Hernandez Jr., 75

Failure to record firearms purchaser by FFL dealer (3 counts)

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

9
Nicholas Brooks Race, 40

Bank robbery.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison.

0
Desha Cooper, 31

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Maximum penalty: 15 years in federal prison.

2
Carlos Aquino, 42

Possession of 400 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute, and possession of firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Minimum mandatory penalty: 15 years, up to life, in federal prison.

1
O’Neil Clifton Gordon, 31

Possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.

Maximum penalty: 20 years in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Orlando Division are being handled by AUSAs Dana Hill, Michael Sartoian, Noah Dorman, Richard Varandan, Kara Wick and Rachel Lyons.

Sentenced Cases

Sentenced Cases: Fort Myers Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Sentence Imposed

Firearms Seized

Manuel Alfredo Dickerson Copland, 30

Possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of MDMA, possession of oxycodone, and attempted possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Sentence imposed: 26 years, 10 months in federal prison.

2
Steven Dewayne Barnes Jr., 26

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Sentence imposed: 10 years, 1 month in federal prison.

1
Deshon G. Walker, 27

Possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 3 years, 1 month in federal prison.

1
Omar Arriojas, 57

Attempting to smuggle goods from the United States and making a false statement during a firearms acquisition.

Sentence imposed: 18 months in federal prison.

3
Edward James Bess III, 29

Carjacking causing serious bodily injury; discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and carjacking.

Sentence imposed: 33 years, 4 months in federal prison.

1
Chester Lewis Risco, 20

Possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 3 years, 10 months in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Fort Myers Division were handled by AUSAs Mark Morgan, Patrick L. Darcey, Simon R. Eth and Trent Reichling.

Sentenced Cases: Jacksonville Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Sentence Imposed

Firearms Seized
Jonathan Donte Rogers Jr., 22

Possession of unregistered short-barreled rifle.

Sentence imposed: 21 months in federal prison.

0
Shawntae Jamell Clark, 45

Possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 10 years, 5 months in federal prison.

2
Dwayne Eric Thompson, 39

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 7 years in federal prison.

1
D’Trevious Sharron Epps, 26

Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Sentence imposed: 5 years in federal prison.

2

Pocols Lashawn Jackson, 39

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 6 years, 3 months in federal prison.

10
Maisha K. Daniels, 47

Possessing, selling, and disposing of a stolen firearm.

Sentence imposed:  3 years’ probation.

1
Adam Taylor, 33

Making false statements to a firearms dealer

Sentence imposed:  4 years’ probation.

2
James Frank Little, 50

Making false statements to a firearms dealer

Sentence imposed: 4 years’ probation.

0
Thelonious Kirby, 52

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Sentence imposed: 37 months in federal prison.

1

The above PSN cases from the Jacksonville Division were handled by AUSAs John Cannizzaro, Kevin C. Frein, Frank Talbot, and Michael Coolican.

Sentenced Cases: Ocala Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Sentence Imposed

Firearms Seized
Mario Jerard Delaney, 33

Possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 37 months in federal prison.

1
Cody Richard Hawk, 51

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 15 months in federal prison.

1
Timothy Roberts, 28

Possession of an unregistered NFA weapon; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 6 years, 5 months in federal prison.

3
Christopher Worlds, 36

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 6 years in federal prison.

1
Eddie Lee Parks III, 24

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 4 years in federal prison.

1

These PSN cases from the Ocala Division were handled by AUSAs Sarah Swartzberg, Hannah Nowalk and Tyrie K. Boyer.

Sentenced Cases: Orlando Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Sentence Imposed

Firearms Seized
Bernard Rogers, 35

Armed robbery.

Sentence imposed: 17 years in federal prison.

1
Christian Arroyo-Rivera, 30

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine.

Sentence imposed: 6 years in federal prison.

1
Allen Lee Glover, 25

Possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 6 years, 5 months in federal prison.

1
Cristian Burgos, 25

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 7 years in federal prison.

1
Terrell Robinson, 37

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances.

Sentence imposed: 15 years in federal prison.

1
Jennifer Lee Branham, 42

Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.

Sentence imposed: 6 years in federal prison.

0
Zachary Ramyard, 22

Robbery of Postal Carrier

Sentence imposed: 12 years, 1 month in federal prison.

0
Camilo Ignacio Vivas Sanchez, 20

Conspiracy to rob a Postal Carrier, robbery of Postal Carrier

Sentence imposed: 4 years in federal prison.

0
Jonathan James Pilgrim, 42

Possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute, and Possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Sentence imposed: 10 years in federal prison.

1
Jarule Jhlem Jarvis Neal, 22

Possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 4 years in federal prison.

2

The above PSN cases from the Orlando Division were handled by AUSAs Dana E. Hill, Megan Testerman, Shannon Laurie, Kara Wick, Noah P. Dorman, Stephanie A. McNeff and Karina Valdes.

Sentenced Cases: Tampa Division, 1st Quarter:

Defendant(s), Age

Charges
Sentence Imposed

Firearms Seized
Basilio Amaury Bron Jr., 43

 

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of federal supervised release.

Sentence imposed: 5 years, 4 months in federal prison.

1
Kranston Algeno Rolle, 33

Firearms trafficking.

Sentence imposed: 4 years in federal prison.

2
Deterrio M. Young, 29

Possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 15 years, 10 months in federal prison.

1
Carvia Harris, 35

Possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 2 years in federal prison.

0
Randell Alexander Love, 48

Possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute it and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Sentence imposed: 25 years in federal prison.

0
Terrence Thompson, 42

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 6 years in federal prison.

0
Clinton Justesen, 49

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.

Sentence imposed: 6 years, 2 months in federal prison.

0
Eugene Washington Jr., 36

 

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl.

Sentence imposed: 9 years in federal prison.

0
Marquis Henry Mack, 33

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 3 years, 1 month in federal prison.

0
Johnathan Anton Williams, 39

Distribution of methamphetamine, carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Sentence imposed: 8 years, 8 months in federal prison.

0
John Charles Anderson, 40

Bank robbery with an assault by using a deadly weapon.

Sentence imposed: 12 years in federal prison.

0
Michael Edward Lindsay, 47

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a controlled substance with the intent to distribute it.

Sentence imposed:
(under the Armed Criminal Act)
15 years in federal prison.

0
Terrence Johnson Jr., 28

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentence imposed: 7 years in federal prison.

0
John Kennedy Braun, 51

Bank robbery.

Sentence imposed: 20 years in federal prison.

0
Michelle Denise Herds, 45

Possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Sentence imposed: 5 years, 10 months in federal prison.

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Yvens Philone, 36

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances.

Sentence imposed: 10 years in federal prison.

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The above PSN cases from the Tampa Division were handled by AUSAs David W.A. Chee, Michael Kenneth, David P. Sullivan, Callan Albritton, Christopher F. Murray, Diego F. Novaes and Samantha E. Beckman.

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Tampa Field Division