Convicted Felon Sentenced To More Than Eight Years For Possession Of A Firearm
Orlando, FL - U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II sentenced Kameron E. McCall (30, Orlando) today to 8 years and 4 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. A federal jury found McCall guilty on May 7, 2013.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Orlando Police Department officers detained and searched McCall's vehicle while investigating an alleged carjacking in North Orlando. During that search, officers located a loaded firearm in the glove compartment. McCall admitted to the officers that he was a convicted felon and that he possessed the firearm because "he was a rapper and people hated him." Further investigation revealed that McCall has at least five previous felony convictions, including possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, carjacking, and various drug offenses. As such, he was not permitted to possess a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Orlando Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier.
This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Julie Leon, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.