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Orlando Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing Firearm And Ammunition

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Benjamin Garmon Jr., a 25-year-old Orlando resident, pleaded guilty in federal court today to the charge of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the guilty plea, which carries a potential maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.

A sentencing date has not yet been determined.

Court documents reveal that on January 20, 2024, Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting a homicide investigation when they executed a search warrant at Garmon’s residence on Gadwall Lane in Orlando.

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Garmon and his girlfriend were present at the time.

During the search, law enforcement discovered a firearm and ammunition in Garmon’s possession.

At the time of this offense, Garmon had already been convicted of four felonies, including carrying a concealed firearm, burglary of a structure, grand theft, and resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. As a convicted felon, federal law prohibits Garmon from possessing firearms or ammunition.

This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Kara Wick is prosecuting the case.

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