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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Daytona Beach Man Sentenced To Over 19 Years In Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

Orlando, Florida - U.S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell today sentenced Antwan Derell Jackson (26, Daytona Beach) to 19 years and seven months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jackson was found guilty following a bench trial on March 28, 2013.

According to court documents and testimony presented at trial, Jackson was arrested after Volusia County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which he was riding. The occupants of the vehicle, including Jackson, attempted to flee, but Jackson was apprehended. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the deputies found a loaded .380 caliber handgun. Based upon Jackson's extensive criminal history, he qualified as an Armed Career Criminal and was subject to enhanced penalties.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Vincent S. Chiu and James D. Mandolfo.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill, along with Julie Torres, 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.

Updated January 26, 2015