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.

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8 Responses to “Walnut Hill Man Facing Federal Weapons Charge”

  1. Just An Old Soldier on January 28th, 2011 11:55 am

    I agree with OldMarine with one addition – I hope he is locked up long enough to get his mind, and his heart, and his soul back in order. That he turns to right-living, and family-loving righteousness.

    I pray that he be restored to his family a new man, one that fear’s the Lord our God. I will be praying for his soul at Mass on Sunday.

  2. me on January 28th, 2011 7:52 am

    HE IS SUCH A NICE LOOKING YOUNG MAN, DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY HE CAN’T (DOESN’T GET HIS LIFE TOGETHER FOR HIS FAMILY). ONE DAY HE WILL REALIZE THAT HIS CHILDREN ARE HIS WORLD AND HE WILL REALIZE JUST HOW SELFISH HE HAS BEEN WITH PUTTING EVERYONE THORUGH THIS. SCOTT, TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND “NOW”, GET HELP AND MOVE FORWARD. IF IT MEANS MOVING AWAY FROM PEOPLE THAT INFLUENCE YOU, MOVE. IF IT MEANS GOING TO COUNCELING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, GO. IF IT MEANS FINDING A PASTOR THAT YOU LIKE AND TRUST AND GETTING INTO CHURCH, DO IT, YOU WON’T REGRET IT, YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE IN A HURRY AND YOU WILL BE GRATEFUL.

  3. interested reader on January 27th, 2011 9:49 pm

    I feel so sorry for his family. May God sustain them through this ordeal. Maybe Mr. Mooney will get his life straight after a few more years in prison. There is always hope as long as he is alive.

  4. :) on January 27th, 2011 1:39 pm

    He has always been in trouble!!!!

  5. FED UP on January 27th, 2011 12:47 pm

    How sad, look at him.
    He could be anyone’s boy. He could have done great thing in his life.

    Instead he has shamed himself and his family. WHY?

    I hate drugs and guns!

  6. :) on January 27th, 2011 11:40 am

    They’ll keep him eventually!

  7. OldMarine on January 27th, 2011 10:34 am

    Drugs and Guns are a bad mixture anytime

    hope he stays locked up

  8. Dave on January 27th, 2011 8:23 am

    This repeat felon should be taken off the streets for a long time. Interesting to see what the Judge will do.





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