Dana Hunter Calley (DOJ)

Florida Felon Found Guilty Of Possessing A Boatload Of Firearms, Ammo, And Silencers

Dana Hunter Calley (DOJ)
Dana Hunter Calley (DOJ)

In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal jury in Orlando, Florida, has found Dana Hunter Calley, a 54-year-old resident of Cocoa, guilty of possessing firearms, ammunition, and silencers as a convicted felon.

The case against Calley began on September 20, 2023, when law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at his residence. During the search, authorities discovered an alarming cache of weapons and ammunition, including four firearms, three silencers, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

The discovery of silencers, devices designed to muffle the sound of gunfire, raised particular concern among investigators. Due to their potential use in criminal activities, silencers are heavily regulated under federal law, making their possession by a convicted felon a serious offense.

Read: Unsolved Murder Of Dominique Lewis Haunts Florida Community After Nearly 17 Years

Throughout the trial, prosecutors meticulously presented evidence to the jury, establishing Calley’s prior felony conviction and his unlawful possession of the seized weapons and ammunition. The jury’s guilty verdict affirms the strength of the evidence and the successful efforts of law enforcement to hold Calley accountable for his actions.

Calley now faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in federal prison, a stark reminder of the severe consequences that await those who violate firearms laws.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 9, 2024, where the court will determine the appropriate punishment based on the severity of his offenses and his criminal history.

Read: Nevada Mom Charged With Murder Of 2-Year-Old Son After Child Found In A Dumpster

This case serves as a powerful deterrent to others who may contemplate illegal possession of firearms. It demonstrates the commitment of law enforcement agencies and the justice system to protect communities from the dangers posed by individuals with prior convictions who continue to engage in criminal activity.

The successful prosecution of Dana Hunter Calley sends a resounding message that the illegal possession of firearms, ammunition, and silencers will not be tolerated. It is a victory for public safety and a reminder that the law enforcement community remains vigilant in its efforts to keep communities safe.

Help support the Tampa Free Press by making any small donation by clicking here.

Android Users, Click To Download The Tampa Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for our free newsletter.

Login To Facebook To Comment