Marion County Convicted Felon Federally Indicted For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm
Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Marcus Cleaver Morgan, Jr. (23, Ocala) with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. If convicted, Morgan faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.
According to the indictment, on January 14, 2023, Morgan possessed a Glock firearm. At that time, Morgan had a previous state felony conviction for carrying a concealed firearm. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Ocala Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Janette Swartzberg.
This case is part of the 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 for occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.