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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
Roger B. Handberg , United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Duval Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Raymond Samuel Reeves (22, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Reeves faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled. As part of the plea agreement, Reeves has agreed to forfeit the firearm traceable to the offense.

According to the plea agreement, on February 16, 2022, Reeves was arrested by officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s after driving recklessly through residential and commercial streets in the Pearl Street area north of downtown. At the time of his arrest, Reeves had a 9mm Taurus pistol in his possession. Reeves had previously been convicted of carjacking and therefore 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 Special Assistant United States Attorney Cyrus P. Zomorodian.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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