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Brooksville Man Sentenced To More Than Five Years For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich today sentenced Chamberlain Chaney (26, Brooksville) to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The Court also ordered him to forfeit a Glock .40 caliber pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition.


Chaney pleaded guilty on October 4, 2016.


According to court documents, on September 20, 2015, law enforcement officers attempted to speak with Chaney about a recent robbery. He ran from the officers, discarding a fully loaded Glock pistol that had been stolen. Prior to his arrest in this case, Chaney had prior convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed firearm, and resisting a law enforcement officer with violence. As a result, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.


This case was investigated by the Tampa Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Natalie Hirt Adams.


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 A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Daryl R. McCrary, 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 February 16, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods