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Convicted Felon Sentenced To Federal Prison For Shooting Into Home

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

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday today sentenced Lamont Guinyard (30, Gulfport) to four years and three months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Guinyard had pleaded guilty on April 8, 2019.

According to testimony and evidence presented at today’s sentencing hearing, in October 2018, Guinyard fired a gun into an occupied residence. Several individuals were inside the home at the time. One bullet entered, and was recovered from, a young child’s room. The child was not harmed.  

At the time, Guinyard had multiple prior felony convictions and is, therefore, prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Petersburg Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory T. Nolan.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Updated January 13, 2020

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