CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – A Citrus County man has been charged in federal court on possession of firearms charges as a convicted felon.
Timothy James Roberts, 29, Hernando, has been charged with possession of an unregistered National Firearms Act (NFA) weapon (short-barreled shotgun) and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Roberts faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the unregistered NFA weapon count and up to 15 years imprisonment on each count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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According to the indictment, Roberts was in possession of firearms on two separate occasions.
On August 7, 2022, he possessed a short-barreled shotgun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Additionally, on August 31, 2022, Roberts was in possession of a pistol and a revolver.
Roberts has four prior felony grand theft convictions in state court. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
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