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Case Number: 2:20-cr-00004-TPB-NPM
Judge: Thomas P. Barber
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Lee County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Fort Myers, Florida felon in possession of a firearm charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kwameaine Rashad Brown, age 28, from Fort Myers was charged with illegally possessing an AR-15 pistol and 87 rounds of ammunition.
According to court documents, on the night of December 31, 2019, officers from the Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD) observed Brown on city surveillance cameras openly carrying a firearm and placing it in the trunk of a vehicle. Brown later entered the vehicle, which was subsequently stopped by FMPD officers patrolling the area. The firearm Brown had been holding was identified as a Springfield Armory Saint 5.56 mm AR-15 pistol, which was equipped with a high-capacity drum-style magazine and loaded with more than 80 rounds of ammunition. At the time, Brown was a convicted felon and therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Fort Myers Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Simon R. Eth.
18:922G.F UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC.
Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 6 years and 11 months in prisonm , 12 months supervised release, $100 special assessment, forfeiture of the gun and ammunition.