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Fort Myers Felon Sentenced To Federal Prison For Unlawfully Possessing Loaded Firearm

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

Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Coroy Dontavia Flournoy (40, Fort Myers) to three years and five months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Flournoy to forfeit the firearm and ammunition he possessed during the offense.  Flournoy entered a guilty plea on February 28, 2024.

According to court records, on February 21, 2023, Flournoy was arrested at a home in Fort Myers in connection with an active warrant, after which law enforcement searched the residence and found a loaded Glock handgun, multiple magazines, and several dozen rounds of ammunition under the mattress of a bed inside the house. DNA analysis performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement later linked the firearm to Flournoy, a multi-time convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law. At the time of the conduct charged in this case, Flournoy was on Florida state probation for a firearm-related offense.     

This case was investigated by the Cape Coral Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Simon Eth.

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 out 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 first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. 

Updated June 18, 2024

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