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Friday, April 21, 2017

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison



Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced Andrew Jones (37, Miami) to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty on January 4, 2017.

According to court documents, on September 29, 2015, Jones was arrested outside a Value Pawn in Jacksonville after officers discovered that the vehicle in which he was a passenger had been reported stolen in an armed carjacking. Jones was found to be in possession of a revolver at that time. Due to his multiple prior felony convictions, including armed robbery, attempted first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and multiple drug offenses, Jones is prohibited from carrying a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. Acting United States Attorney Muldrow, along with Daryl McCrary, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, are coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. It is also a part of ATF’s Frontline Strategy on reducing violent crime in communities.

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