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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
For Immediate Release
Roger B. Handberg, United States Attorney
Thursday, December 22, 2022

Jacksonville Convicted Felon Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Stephan Marshall (35, Jacksonville) to four years and nine months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Marshall to forfeit the ammunition and firearms involved in the offense. Marshall had pleaded guilty on September 22, 2022.

According to court documents, on April 10, 2022, Marshall was arrested during a traffic stop in Jacksonville. Officers recovered two firearms and narcotics from the vehicle. Marshall’s three-month-old infant was in the back seat of the vehicle. Marshall had previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses and therefore is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Cannizzaro. The forfeiture was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Mai Tran.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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