5+ years in federal prison for Florida felon caught with tactical swords, nunchucks, loaded gun

5+ years in federal prison for Florida felon caught with tactical swords, nunchucks, loaded gun

(As originally published with separate photos, Fri, October 6th 2023, 4:35 PM EDT)

TAMPA, Fla. (TND) — A federal judge sentenced a Florida man to prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and for violating his federal supervised release.

Basilio Amaury Bron, Jr., 43, got five years and four months in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida said his latest trouble started in the late afternoon of March 12, 2022, when Bron, from Cape Coral, was driving “an SUV carelessly and in excess of 100 miles per hour northbound on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County.”

A sheriff’s deputy stopped him and conducted a background check which revealed Bron was a convicted felon and on federal supervised release.

Also during the traffic stop,

“the odor of marijuana emanated from Bron’s vehicle, and two 20-inch tactical swords were visible near the driver’s seat and the driver’s door. Bron also admitted to having a firearm in the vehicle.”

5+ years in federal prison for Florida felon caught with tactical swords, nunchucks, loaded gun
A sheriff’s deputy stopped Basilio Amaury Bron, Jr., and conducted a background check, which revealed he was a convicted felon and on federal supervised release. (Booking photo: Nov. 20, 2021, Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office. Evidence: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Fla.)

The feds say the deputy found

“a SCCY CPX-1 9mm pistol, loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, inside the vehicle’s center console and a bag containing 4 grams of marijuana. The deputy also recovered a pair of nunchucks from the driver’s seat pocket. Bron later admitted to ATF agents that he had possessed the firearm, handled it multiple times, and sold marijuana.”

Back in 2016, Bron had been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The feds did not say what made him a convicted felon, but he was also arrested in Lee County, Fla., in November 2021 for failure to appear.

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