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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Career Offender Sentenced To More Than Seventeen Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Firearms And Drugs

Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that U.S. District Judge John Antoon II has sentenced Glenn Edward Davis, Jr. (35, Ocala) to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison for two counts of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon and two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The court also ordered Davis to forfeit the firearms and ammunition associated with the offenses. Davis had pleaded guilty on June 23, 2021.

According to facts presented in court, on the night of March 16, 2019, an officer from the Ocala Police Department conducted a traffic stop of Davis’s car. Davis quickly abandoned the car and fled on foot, leaving behind his driver license, a loaded handgun, and methamphetamine packaged for distribution. On July 10, 2019, a detective from the Ocala Police Department spotted Davis driving a different car. When the detective attempted to execute a traffic stop, Davis again fled on foot. Davis struggled with and injured the detective as the detective was apprehending Davis. A search of Davis’s car revealed another loaded handgun, ecstasy pills, heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine packaged for distribution. Laboratory testing revealed that Davis’s DNA was present on the handgun.

At the time he possessed the two handguns, Davis had 14 prior felony convictions and was therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Ocala Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated January 25, 2022