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Fort Pierce Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Possession

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

Miami, Florida – On February 24, 2022, U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon sentenced Javon Travis Thomas, 32, of Fort Pierce, to 46 months in federal prison for his possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to court records, a 911 call led Fort Pierce police officers to Thomas’ residence on July 5, 2021.  The caller reported that Thomas was threatening to shoot someone.  When officers arrived at the home, they observed Thomas arguing with someone.  While on the scene, officers learned that Thomas had an open warrant and arrested him.  Officers found a fully loaded Glock 23, 22-round extended magazine semi-automatic firearm in Thomas’ bedroom.  They also confiscated three fully loaded magazines and 100 rounds of ammunition. 

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Christopher Robinson, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office made the announcement. 

This case stems from Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  In 2017, PSN was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. 

ATF Miami and the Fort Pierce Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Luisa Honora Berti prosecuted it.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 21-cr-14037.

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Contact

Marlene Rodriguez
Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney
Public Affairs Officer
USAFLS.News@usdoj.gov

Updated March 8, 2022

Topics
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime