Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Mario Jerard Delancy (33, Ocala) with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. If convicted, Delancy faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
According to the indictment, on June 4, 2022, Delancy knowingly possessed Federal ammunition, Sellier and Bellot ammunition, and Blazer ammunition. At time, Delancy had a previous conviction for felony battery. 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ocala Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Janette Swartzberg.
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.