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Orlando Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing A Firearm

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

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Antavious Anton Gray, Jr. (23, Orlando) has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Gray faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court records, on October 19, 2022, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Gray was a passenger. The driver gave law enforcement consent to search the vehicle, wherein they located a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson firearm with an extended magazine in a satchel on the floorboard where Gray had been sitting. A lab analysis revealed Gray’s DNA was on the firearm. At the time, Gray had a prior felony conviction for possession of a firearm by a person found to have committed a delinquent act. As a convicted felon, Gray is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orlando Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie A. McNeff.

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 January 23, 2024

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