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Ocala Gang Member Arrested For Possessing A Firearm As A Convicted Felon

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

Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the arrest of Clinton Darnelle Kaham (24, Ocala) resulting from an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. If convicted, Kaham faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A federal grand jury had returned the indictment on July 11, 2023.

According to evidence presented in court, on approximately July 6, 2022, officers from the Ocala Police Department found Kaham, a gang member, in possession of a loaded firearm. The firearm had previously been reported stolen from Marion County. Kaham has previously been convicted of a felony, possession of heroin (2021), and is therefore prohibited from possessing firearms and 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 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.

This case is being investigated by the Ocala Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hannah Nowalk.

Updated July 19, 2023

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