Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession
The Tampa man had previously been convicted of felony offenses, including armed robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
TAMPA – A Tampa man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing a firearm even though he is a convicted felon, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said.
Jauwan Smith, 22, of Tampa, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. His sentencing date has not been set.
According to the facts presented at the plea hearing, on the evening of March 6, 2018, officers from the Tampa Police Department saw Smith walking near Chelsea Street and 25th Street N in Tampa. When the officers approached Smith and engaged him in conversation, he admitted that he was armed with a gun. The officers then found a loaded 7.56 mm caliber pistol, containing seven rounds of ammunition, in his waistband.
In 2014, in Hillsborough County, Smith was convicted of felony offenses, including armed robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. As a result, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
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