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Marion County Convicted Felon Sentenced To More Than Three Years In Prison For Possessing Ammunition

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

Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Mario Jerard Delancy (33, Ocala) to 3 years and 1 month in federal prison for possessing ammunition as a convicted felon. Delancy was also ordered to forfeit the firearm and ammunition from the offense. Delancy had pleaded guilty on May 8, 2023.  

According to court documents, on June 4, 2022, an officer with the Ocala Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Delancy’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded firearm tucked under the driver’s seat. At the time of the offense, Delancy had a prior state conviction for felony battery. He is, therefore, prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Ocala Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was 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.

Updated October 13, 2023

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