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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Williston convicted felon with ‘ghost gun’ sentenced to over 2 years in federal prison

A 34-year-old Williston man has been sentenced to over two years in prison for possessing a loaded firearm.

On Thursday, September 15, Marty Eugene Days, Jr. was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge John Antoon II to spend 27 months in federal prison.

Marty Eugene Days, Jr.
Marty Eugene Days, Jr.

Days had pleaded guilty on June 16, 2022.

According to court documents, on February 23, 2022, an Ocala Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving erratically. The driver and sole occupant was identified as Days, and he did not have a valid driver’s license.

After detaining Days, the officer observed a bag on the ground next to the vehicle that contained Days’ Florida ID card and two of his credit cards. A 9mm “ghost gun” with no serial number was also found inside the bag, and it was loaded with 21 rounds of ammunition.

The officer viewed video surveillance footage from a nearby convenience store which showed Days tossing the bag out of the passenger-side window.

At the time, Days had a prior felony conviction for attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Ocala Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.