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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To Making A False Statement In An Attempt To Buy A Firearm

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

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Donald Plemmons (45, Clyo, Georgia) has pleaded guilty to making a false statement and representation to a federally licensed firearms dealer. Plemmons faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

According to the court records, in March 2023, Plemmons completed an ATF Form 4473 during the attempted purchase of a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer. On the form, Plemmons indicated that he was not subject to a protective order retraining him from harassing, stalking, or threatening a child or an intimate partner or child of such partner. That statement was false in that, in January 2023, Plemmons was subject to a court order from the Superior Court for the County of Effingham, Georgia, which restrained him from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or their family.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brenna Falzetta.

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 May 22, 2024

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