Walnut Hill Man Facing Federal Weapons Charge
January 27, 2011
A Walnut Hill man is behind bars facing a federal weapons charge.
A federal grand jury indicted Floyd Scott Mooney, 39, for unlawful transport of firearms. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail Wednesday afternoon by U.S. Marshals where he was being held without bond pending a detention hearing Thursday.
According to the indictment issued January 19 by the federal grand jury, Mooney was in possession of a half dozen rifles and ammunition in violation of federal law due to his status as a convicted felon that was sentenced to more than one year in prison.
During a two minute arraignment hearing Wednesday, Mooney entered a plea of not guilty before U.S. Judge Miles Davis in Pensacola U.S. District Court.
In March 1999, Mooney was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, according to federal court records.
Mooney’s trial has been scheduled for early March.