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Jacksonville Man Sentenced To More Than Fifteen Years For Illegally Possessing A Firearm

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

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis today sentenced Jemone Lawrence Walker (33, Jacksonville) to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison, for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. A federal jury found Walker guilty on June 7, 2018.

According to testimony presented at trial, Walker was found to be in possession of a loaded revolver when the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed domestic call at a Jacksonville home. At the time, Walker had multiple prior felony convictions, including armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, and unarmed robbery and, therefore, was prohibited from possessing firearms.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Washington.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. 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 February 25, 2019

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