United States District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced 44-year-old Timothy Michael Ivory from Ocala to seven years and six months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Ivory had pleaded guilty on February 9, 2022.
According to court records, on January 31, 2021, Ivory was stopped for speeding. He exited his vehicle and then proceeded to flee from the police officer.
Ivory was apprehended and a search of his vehicle was conducted. During that search, a loaded 9mm handgun with a high-capacity magazine was found under the driver’s seat. Court records indicate that various small amounts of narcotics were also located inside the vehicle, and additional drugs were found on Ivory during a pat-down search.
The 9mm handgun was tested for DNA, and the analysis confirmed the presence of Ivory’s DNA on the firearm.
On May 10, 2021, while on bond for the initial offense, Ivory was stopped by law enforcement after he was observed running a red light. He once again fled on foot and was apprehended. During a search of his vehicle, another loaded 9mm handgun with a high-capacity magazine was found next to the driver’s seat, along with small amounts of various narcotics.
DNA analysis confirmed the presence of Ivory’s DNA on the second firearm.
Ivory is a multi-convicted felon and sex offender, and he is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Ocala Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tyrie K. Boyer.