Violent Felon Convicted of Possession of A Stolen Firearm
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA-- Randall Roebuck, Jr., 30, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with his attempt to conceal a stolen firearm and ski mask during a traffic stop conducted by the Tallahassee Police Department on February 10, 2011, announced United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh, Northern District of Florida.
Following a one day trial in Tallahassee, Roebuck was convicted of possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony.
Evidence presented at trial established that Roebuck had previously been convicted of numerous violent felonies, including: Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon; Armed Robbery With A Firearm; Armed Carjacking; Armed Robbery With A Firearm; Kidnapping To Facilitate A Felony; Burglary of A Dwelling With Person Assaulted and Burglary of A Dwelling While Armed.
Following the conviction of those violent felony offenses, Roebuck was encountered by officers of the Tallahassee Police Department during a traffic stop on February 10, 2011. During the traffic stop Roebuck attempted to conceal marijuana hidden on his person. A subsequent search of the vehicle driven by Roebuck revealed a Taurus .357 caliber revolver hidden inside a black ski mask, as well as several pairs of latex gloves. Further investigation determined that the firearm concealed by Roebuck had been previously reported stolen to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on July 27, 2009.
The defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years to life imprisonment as a result of the conviction. Sentencing has been scheduled for October 13, 2011, at 3:00 pm, before the Honorable Robert L. Hinkle. United States Attorney Marsh praised the work of the Tallahassee Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives whose joint investigation led to the conviction in the case. “When TPD officers stopped Mr. Roebuck with a handgun, ski mask and gloves in his possession, it was abundantly clear that Mr. Roebuck was up to no good and had returned to a life of violent crime. With the help of TPD and ATF, and with this jury’s true verdict, our community is a much safer place,” Ms. Marsh noted.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Coody.