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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To More Than 7 Years For Possessing A Firearm

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

Ocala, Florida – United States District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Timothy Ivory (44, Ocala) to seven years and six months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Ivory had pleaded guilty on February 9, 2022.

According to court records, on January 31, 2021, Ivory was stopped for speeding and fled from police after he exited his vehicle. After he was apprehended, a search of the vehicle revealed a loaded 9mm handgun with a high-capacity magazine under the driver’s seat. Various small amounts of drugs were also in the vehicle and on Ivory’s person. DNA analysis confirmed the presence of Ivory’s DNA on the firearm.

On May 10, 2021, while on bond for the initial offense, Ivory was stopped by law enforcement after running a red light. Again, he fled on foot and was apprehended. A search of the vehicle revealed another loaded 9mm pistol with a high-capacity magazine next to the driver’s seat as well as small amounts of various drugs. DNA analysis confirmed the presence of Ivory’s DNA on the firearm.

Ivory, a multi-convicted felon and sex offender, is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Ocala Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tyrie K. Boyer.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated August 17, 2022

Topics
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses