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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

More Than 120 Individuals Charged And Over 220 Firearms Removed From The Middle District Of Florida As Part Of Violent Crime Reduction Initiative

Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announced today the results of the first phase of the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative in the Middle District of Florida. Over the past three months, 125 individuals have been charged with firearm and violent crime offenses, and 227 firearms and assorted ammunition have been removed from the streets. 

 

Since 2001, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida (USAO/MDFL) has participated in “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a national strategy to reduce gun violence in communities through coordination and cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. To increase the prosecutorial resources dedicated to firearm and violent crime cases across the District, multiple initiatives have been implemented. These initiatives include:

 

  • In Orlando, the District established a “Gun Unit.”

 

  • In Jacksonville, the District launched a joint initiative with the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to locate and seize unlawfully possessed guns and then swiftly prosecute the offenders using both federal and state gun laws.

 

  • In Brevard County, State Attorney Phil Archer is calling the initiative "Operation Cease Fire."

 

  • In Tampa, the District collaborates with law enforcement agencies in eight counties, including the State Attorneys’ Offices for the Sixth, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Judicial Circuits, to investigate and prosecute violent crime and firearm cases.

 

  • In Ft. Myers, the District works in concert with the State Attorney’s Office for the Twentieth Circuit to identify and prosecute violent crime and firearm cases.

 

  • District-wide, in an effort to prevent and decrease future gun-related incidents, the USAO-MDFL employs a proactive community outreach strategy, including, but not limited to, outreach to youth. In 2017, more than 2,500 youths have been engaged and administered the National Gun Pledge to reduce violence.

 

To support these efforts, beginning on August 23, 2017, Acting U.S. Attorney Muldrow directed every prosecutor in each of the District’s five offices to prosecute firearm or violent crime cases. Of the 125 individuals charged so far, offenses include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime or a crime of violence, possession of a stolen firearm, robbery, and bank robbery. A chart containing the details for each case is below.

 

“In August 2017, I directed every prosecutor in the Criminal Division to assist in the prosecution of firearm and violent crime cases,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Muldrow. “Over the past three months, we have dedicated additional resources to the prosecution of violent crime and firearm cases. I would like to commend our local, state, and federal partners that have investigated these cases. Our community is safer because of their tremendous efforts. We pledge to continue to work with our law enforcement partners to aggressively prosecute these cases.”

 

The cases identified in the attached chart were investigated by the Apopka Police Department, the Bradenton Police Department, the Cocoa Beach Police Department, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Myers Police Department, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Lake Mary Police Department, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orlando Police Department, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, the Palm Bay Police Department, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Sanford Police Department, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the Sarasota Police Department, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Petersburg Police Department, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, the Tampa Police Department, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the Winter Haven Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Operations, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Border Patrol, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.   

                     

An indictment or criminal complaint is merely a formal charge that a defendant has violated one or more federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

 

These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Natalie Hirt Adams, Callan Albritton, Daniel Baeza, Robert E. Bodnar, Jr., E. Jackson Boggs Jr., Chauncey A. Bratt, D. Rodney Brown, Dale Campion, Vincent S. Chiu, Charlie Connally, Michael J. Coolican, Arnold B. Corsmeier, Christina R. Downes, Kristen Fiore, Kevin C. Frein, Carlton Gammons, Daniel George, Eric Gerard, Beatriz Gonzalez, Michael Gordon, Shauna Hale, Nathan W. Hill, Rachel Jones, Kelly S. Karase, Embry J. Kidd, Michael Leeman, Robert Mosakowski, Ilianys Rivera Miranda, Frank Murray, Shawn P. Napier, Gregory Nolan, Diego Novaes, Kaitlin O’Donnell, Thomas Palermo, Matthew Perry, Christopher Poor, James Preston, Mandy Riedel, Alejandro J. Salicrup, Charles Schmitz, Sean Shecter, Taylor Stout, Jay Taylor, Laura Cofer Taylor, Frank Talbot, Lisa Thelwell, Josie Thomas, Ashley Washington, Kara M. Wick, and Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen Muldrow.

 

 

Fort Myers

Month of Indictment/ Information

Defendant, Age, City of Residence

Status

Number of Firearms Seized/Recovered

8/2017

Herman Fleming, 25, Lehigh Acres

Pending*; charged with one count of making a false statement in required information kept by a firearms dealer and one count of receipt of a firearm by a person under felony indictment or information; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

3

8/2017

Sondrejah Wilbon, 23, Fort Myers

Pending*; charged with one count of making a false statement in required information kept by a firearms dealer; facing up to 5 years in federal prison

Included in total for Fleming

8/2017

Oliver Rocher, 33, Alva

Pending*; charged with two counts of distribution of heroin, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and heroin, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Javier M. Rascon, 32, Perry

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

10/2017

Christopher Jones, 29, Indiantown

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

Included in the total for Rascon

10/2017

Reginald Lakeith Hodge, 24, Fort Myers

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

10/2017

Alejo Guerrero, 36, Lehigh Acres

Pending*; charged with eight counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felone; facing a minimum mandatory of 30 years, up to life, in federal prison

3

11/2017

Robert E. Clifton, 35, Immokolee

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prisonPending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

Jacksonville

9/2017

Johnnie Spydale Thomas, Jr., 24, Bunnell

Pending*; charged with one count of distribution of cocaine base and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 40 years in federal prison

2

9/2017

Serome Bell, 27, Palm Coast

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, facing up to 10 years in federal prison

Included in total for Spydale

9/2017

Jason Dixon, 31, Palm Coast

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and three counts of distribution of cocaine base; facing up to 70 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Bruquanna Griffin, 21 Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to steal a firearm from a federally-licensed firearms dealer and two counts of stealing a firearm from a federally-licensed firearms dealer; facing up to 30 years in federal prison

2

9/2017

Gregory Greer, 35, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to ten years in federal prison.

1

9/2017

Brandon Oxendine, 39, St. Augustine

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 20 years in federal prison up to life

4

9/2017

Derek Hatcher, 35, Tallahassee

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 30 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Michael Anthony Deyton, 59, Sanderson

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

20

10/2017

Tantai Vo, 27, Jacksonville

Pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marihuana, one count of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, and one count of structuring; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to 40 years

4

10/2017

James Edward Moultrie, 42, Jacksonville

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

10/2017

John Robert Horner, 29, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

2

10/2017

Michael A. Crider, 37, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Derrick Burney, 40, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of distribution of marijuana; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

5

11/2017

Daniel Francesco Vidal, 27, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

3

11/2017

Ronald Andrews, 33, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute MDMA; facing up to 30 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Nathaniel Harrison, 33, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

5

11/2017

Charles Robert Alexander, 47, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

John Stevenson Jordan, 51, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Sheldon Tarence Wright, 27, Savannah, Georgia

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Andrew James Ward, 29, Middleburg

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Edward Lamont Thomas, 44, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 25 years in federal prison up to life

5

11/2017

Joseph Arnold Thomas, 47, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Darrick Flozell Stafford, 41, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and one count of distribution of cocaine; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to 130 years

8

11/2017

Daryl D. Shack, 27, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

12/2017

Bernandino G. Bolatete, 69, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of an unregistered silencer; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

11

12/2017

Maurice Sanders, 27, Jacksonville

Pending*, charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

1

12/2017

James Robert Cotton, 33, Jacksonville

Pending*, charged with one count of manufacturing (cultivation) of marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

 5

12/2017

Dorothy Pearl Smith, 49, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of distribution of crack cocaine; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

12/2017

William Charles Nolan, 50, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

12/2017

Daniel Dwain Lundeby, 42, Jacksonville Beach

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

12/2017

Walter John Smith, 31, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison

1

12/2017

Rashann Lamont Bennet, 31, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison

1

12/2017

Sauvier Addorinn Wright, 35, Jacksonville

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

Ocala

8/2017

Anthony Michele Decotis, Jr., 29, Eustis

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison up to life

3

10/2017

Devion-tae Wess, 25, Ocala

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

1

Orlando

8/2017

William Matthew Tex Price, 31, Cocoa

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of marriage fraud; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

2

8/2017

James Arthur Van Meerten, 35, Palm Bay

Sentenced to 210 months for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

1

8/2017

Aniceto Aguirre- Cardenas, 56, San Pedro, Michoacan, Mexico

Pending*; charged with one count of illegal alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and ammunition, and one count of illegal reentry after removal as an aggravated felon; facing up to 40 years in federal prison

1

8/2017

Chad Wycoff, 40, Kissimmee

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 20 years in federal prison up to life

1

8/2017

Arkee Vernard Howard, 27, Orlando

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 30 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Tyrondrick Madry, 32, Orlando

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Eric Jean Gilles, 36, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 25 years in federal prison up to life

6

9/2017

Edson Gelin, 39, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base, six counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 50 years in federal prison up to life

Included in total for Gilles

9/2017

Jimmy Remy Fernetus, 30, Miami

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base, seven counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 50 years in federal prison up to life

Included in total for Gilles

9/2017

Silky Johnson, 35, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of carjacking, one count of using and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 7 years in federal prison up to life

1

9/2017

Jeffrey Noel, 24, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to commit carjacking, one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of carjacking, one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana, three counts of carjacking, one count of attempted carjacking, and three counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of carjacking; facing a minimum mandatory of 32 years in federal prison up to life

2

9/2017

Herichie Paul, 20, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to commit carjacking, one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of carjacking, two counts of carjacking, one count of attempted carjacking, and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of carjacking; facing a minimum mandatory of 32 years in federal prison up to life

Included in total for Noel

 9/2017

 Awetu Megersa, 22, Orlando

 Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to commit carjacking, one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of carjacking, two counts of carjacking, one count of attempted carjacking, and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of carjacking; facing a minimum mandatory of 32 years in federal prison up to life

 Included in total for Noel

9/2017

Jose Luis Sanchez-Rosado, 43, Volusia County

Pending*, charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Bakari McCant, 26, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 30 years in federal prison up to life

3

10/2017

Deandre Brewer, 25, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

Included in total for McCant

 10/2017

 Jarvis Wingster, 27, Ocoee

Pending*; charged with one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

 Included in total for McCant

10/2017

Rodolfo Luna Fernandez, 42 Mexico

Pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Frederick Hankins, Jr., 30, New Symrna

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Thomas Porter, 39, Daytona Beach

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Hector Luis Santiago-Jorge, 47, Kissimmee

Pending*; charged with one count of dealing in and manufacturing firearms without a license and one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

10

11/2017

Jamus Dixon, 35, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to 50 years

1

11/2017

Windesthon Junior Pierre, 22, Kissimmee

Pending*; charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; facing a minimum mandatory of 7 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Stephon Te’vonta Johnson, 22, Kissimmee

Pending*; charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; facing a minimum mandatory of 7 years in federal prison up to life

Included in total for Pierre

11/2017

Bernard Henry, 27

Pending*; charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; facing a minimum mandatory of 7 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Joshua Franceschi, 22, Kissimmee

Pending*; charged with one count of stealing a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Harold Omar Vargas-Delgado, 32, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin, one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

11

11/2017

Theodore Vazquez, 43, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

0

11/2017

Michael Gordon Watson, 41, Melbourne

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute MDMA, marijuana, and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

2

11/2017

Taylor John Creevy, 23, Orlando

Pending*; charged with three counts of bank robbery; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

0

12/2017

Cedrick Antwain Gant, 27, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of carjacking, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; facing a minimum mandatory of 30 years in federal prison up to life

1

12/2017

Tariq Malik Cherry, 20, Orlando

Pending*; charged with attempted bank robbery; facing up to 20 years in federal prison.

4

12/2017

Lamarcus Demane Harvey, 40, Orlando

Pending*; charged with attempted bank robbery; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

Included in total for Cherry

12/2017

Coryell Demond Robinson, 30, Orlando

Pending*; charged with attempted bank robbery; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

Included in total for Cherry

12/2017

Walter Lee Jones, 39, Mt. Dora

Pending* charged with attempted bank robbery; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

Included in total for Cherry

12/2017

Raymond Lee Kelly, 50, Cocoa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

12/2017

Prince Toburas Jermaine Rolle, 31, Orlando

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon; facing up to 30 years in federal prison

1

Tampa

8/2017

Keagan Williams, 27, Winter Haven

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

8/2017

Thomas Paul Stephens, 49, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison up to life

6

8/2017

Devante Moreno Smith, 26, Clearwater

Pending*; charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, one count of distribution of marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

2

8/2017

Kevin Lopez Duerte, 19 Bradenton

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

8/2017

Jonathon James Dryburgh, 23, Ellenton

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Woodrow Pressey, 46, Bradenton

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 30 years in federal prison

5

9/2017

Tramel Ronsha Middleton, 25, Tampa

Pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Miguel Angel Algarin, 41, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison up to life

1

9/2017

Chauncey Gregory, 33, St. Petersburg

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison up to life

1

9/2017

Demario Cornelius Buckner, 25, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Edward Lamont Dash, 29, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Dallan Bolden, 23, St.

Petersburg

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

9/2017

Lawrence Xavier Freeman, 34, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

3

9/2017

Rakim Jamal Philon, 27, Tampa

Pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

Included in total for Freeman

9/2017

Richard Deandre Walton, 23, Tampa

Pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

Included in total for Freeman

9/2017

Zane Coraderell Brassfield, 23, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

10/2017

Antwan Williams, 34, Bradenton

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 47 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Tronesh Sparkels Akerman, 24, Palmetto

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery, and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; facing a minimum mandatory of 7 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Cedrick Lee Taylor, 31, Sarasota

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Jason Michael Trigger, 34, Port Richey

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Tracy Lee Williams, 37, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine, one count distribution of methamphetamine, one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

2

10/2017

Joshua Christian Cantrell, 24, Dade City

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

Included in total for Williams

10/2017

Arvester Lamonica Anderson, 46, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Devan DI’Andre Bristol, 29, Spring Hill

Pending*; charged with seven counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, codeine, and marijuana, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Lecardo Renard Albury, 32, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

10/2017

Doga Kuyon Yuoh, 25, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

10/2017

Jodarin Marquis Whitfield, 27, Sarasota

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to attempt to damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive and one count of attempt to damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to 20 years

0

10/2017

Herbert Adelphus Pinckney, 39, Sarasota

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to attempt to damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive and one count of attempt to damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to 20 years

0

10/2017

Rashica Shaguana Ford, 39, Palmetto

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to attempt to damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive and one count of attempt to damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to 20 years

0

11/2017

Raheem Davis, 46, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Steven Garcia, 22, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

7

11/2017

David Valentin, 27, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Jeremy Dwayne Simmons, 36, Brandon

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Joshua Dekoyer, 30, Sarasota

Pending*; charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute U-47700, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine; facing a minimum mandatory of 10 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Pierre Rashawn Walker, 31, Sarasota

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 80 years in federal prison

3

11/2017

Ashanti Roundtree, 42 Bradenton

Pending*; charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to life

1

11/2017

Kurt Gell, 36, Bartow

Pending*; charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of felon in possession of a short- barreled shotgun; facing a minimum mandatory of 5 years in federal prison up to 100 years

2

11/2017

Ian Brook Weigant, 44, Bradenton

Pending*; charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 20 years in federal prison

2

11/2017

Clifford Etheridge, 28, St. Petersburg

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Edgar Delgado, 26, Plant City

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

11/2017

Steven Lawrence Moore, 41, Lakeland

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

12/2017

Juan Carlos Ramrez-Arcos, 32, Mexico

Pending*; charged with one count of illegal alien in possession of a firearm; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

12/2017

Rico Remon Washington, 44, New Port Richey

Pending*; charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery, on count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing a minimum mandatory of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison.

 

12/2017

Madio Morris, 36, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 10 years in federal prison

1

12/2017

Reginald Hollie, 35, Tampa

Pending*; charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; facing up to 15 years, up to life in federal prison

1

*An indictment or criminal complaint is merely a formal charge that a defendant has violated one or more federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
2018-01
Updated January 2, 2018