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A wanted felon used Instagram to sell guns, according to Florida cops

‘Wanted Felon’ Unwittingly Leads Florida Deputies Right to His Doorstep When He included the front of his house in Instagram posts created to sell guns, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

The 19-year-old suspect was originally wanted on robbery and theft charges, but now faces weapons charges, according to a sheriff’s news release.

He was arrested around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at a home in Immokalee, about 100 miles southeast of Tampa.

“An investigation by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office revealed that (he) was selling firearms on Instagram. (He) posted pictures and videos of himself holding the firearm he was advertising,” the sheriff’s office said.

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A “wanted felon” led deputies to his home in Immokalee, Fla., when he included his home in an Instagram post advertising stolen guns, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Street View image from May 2019 © 2022 Google

“Some of the pictures were taken outside his home.”

At least one gun advertised for sale was stolen, officials said.

Detectives also found a loaded handgun in the suspect’s home, which is against the law for convicted felons, officials said.

Among his charges: robbery without a firearm; theft of an unoccupied vehicle and possession of ammunition for a firearm or concealed weapon by a convicted felon, jail records show.

Records show the suspect has been arrested in Collier County for the second time this year.

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Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering topics including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history and a minor in geology.



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A wanted felon used Instagram to sell guns, according to Florida cops

‘Wanted Felon’ Unwittingly Leads Florida Deputies Right to His Doorstep When He included the front of his house in Instagram posts created to sell guns, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

The 19-year-old suspect was originally wanted on robbery and theft charges, but now faces weapons charges, according to a sheriff’s news release.

He was arrested around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at a home in Immokalee, about 100 miles southeast of Tampa.

“An investigation by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office revealed that (he) was selling firearms on Instagram. (He) posted pictures and videos of himself holding the firearm he was advertising,” the sheriff’s office said.

instagramhouse2_fitted.png
A “wanted felon” led deputies to his home in Immokalee, Fla., when he included his home in an Instagram post advertising stolen guns, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Street View image from May 2019 © 2022 Google

“Some of the pictures were taken outside his home.”

At least one gun advertised for sale was stolen, officials said.

Detectives also found a loaded handgun in the suspect’s home, which is against the law for convicted felons, officials said.

Among his charges: robbery without a firearm; theft of an unoccupied vehicle and possession of ammunition for a firearm or concealed weapon by a convicted felon, jail records show.

Records show the suspect has been arrested in Collier County for the second time this year.

Similar stories from the Macon Telegraph

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering topics including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history and a minor in geology.



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