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Armed Felon Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Federal Prison

February 8, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger today sentenced Timothy Allen Weeks (32,Lake City) to fifteen years in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Weeks pled guilty on September 19, 2011.

According to court documents, on October 11, 2010, Weeks and his girlfriend got into an argument. Weeks threatened to "beat" his girlfriend's face in with the handle of a .22 caliber pistol. The girlfriend fled down the street toward a neighbor's house. She knocked on the neighbor's door and forced her way inside, stating, while visibly scared and shaking, Weeks "is shooting at me." Right before the girlfriend entered their house, the neighbors heard what appeared to be a gun shot. Weeks then entered the neighbor's yard with a pistol in his waistband or pocket. When one of the neighbors indicated that he had called the police, Weeks left and came back without the pistol. Officers with the Lake City Police Department responded and recovered a firearm and ammunition from the residence where Weeks resided.

The court sentenced Weeks as an armed career criminal because of his prior convictions, which included prior convictions for multiple burglaries and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Lake City Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Guard.

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









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