FORT MYERS, Florida — A convicted Florida felon was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison after appearing on social media posts with a handgun.
Terry Christopher Fournoy, 23, was sentenced Friday in Fort Myers federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm last December.
Fort Myers police officers arrested Flournoy on an active arrest warrant after he posted a video on Instagram at a local restaurant in April 2020, according to court documents. That same day, prosecutors said Flournoy posted another video on social media of what he believed to be a Glock pistol pointed at the camera.
When Flournoy was arrested, police said they found a loaded Glock, and Flournoy’s fingerprints were later recovered from the gun’s magazine.
As a convicted felon, Flournoy is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition, prosecutors said. Flournoy’s felony convictions include vehicle theft, firearm theft, and burglary, according to Florida Department of Corrections records.
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