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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 12, 2016
Christopher P. Canova
, United States Attorney
Contact: Amy Alexander

Tallahassee Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Firearm Possession

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Isaac Dillard Wilson, 35, of Tallahassee, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was structured so that 84 months (seven years) would run consecutively to state prison sentences, which Wilson is already serving, and the remainder would run concurrently with the state sentences. Wilson pled guilty to this charge last November, reserving the right to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress evidence, according to Christopher P. Canova, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Court records showed that the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) stopped Wilson for speeding at about 10:30 p.m. on July 19, 2013. After a police canine alerted to the presence of odors associated with narcotics, Wilson’s rental vehicle was searched. TPD recovered a stolen and loaded 9 millimeter pistol from the front console, and a loaded SKS assault rifle, from the trunk. A small amount of marijuana and Wilson’s personal items were found in the vehicle as well. Wilson had paid $850 cash to rent the vehicle twelve hours earlier. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

At the time of arrest, Wilson was on probation from a 2008 conviction for fleeing or attempting to elude. That probation was revoked and a fifteen-year state prison sentence was imposed in January 2014. In July 2015, Wilson was convicted of attempted felony murder, based upon a shooting during a 2008 robbery, and received a life sentence. The federal sentence runs partially consecutive to these sentences.

Acting United States Attorney Canova praised the work of the Tallahassee Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the State Attorney’s Office for the Second Judicial Circuit, whose joint investigation led to the convictions in this case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael T. Simpson.

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