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Marion County Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearm And Drug Distribution Charges

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

Ocala, Florida – Glenn Edward Davis, Jr. (35, Ocala) has pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon and two counts of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Davis faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison on each of the drug counts, and up to 10 years’ imprisonment on each of the firearm charges.

Davis had been indicted in November 2019.  

According to the facts presented in court, on the night of March 16, 2019, an officer from the Ocala Police Department attempted to stop Davis’s car. Davis quickly abandoned the car and fled on foot, but left behind his driver license, a loaded handgun, and methamphetamine packaged for distribution. On July 10, 2019, a detective from the Ocala Police Department spotted Davis driving a different car. When the detective attempted initiate a traffic stop, Davis again fled on foot. Once apprehended, Davis struggled with and injured the detective. A subsequent search of Davis’s car revealed another loaded handgun, ecstasy pills, heroin, and pure methamphetamine packaged for distribution. Laboratory testing confirmed Davis’s DNA on the firearm.

With 14 prior state felony convictions, Davis is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.  

This case was investigated by the City of Ocala Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated June 24, 2021

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