10 Years in Prison for Firearm Charge

Gregory Kanaris, 37, of Naples, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison this morning, after being found guilty of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
– Discharging a Firearm. A jury returned the guilty verdict July 1, 2022, following a two-day trial in Collier County. 

On January 2, 2020, a man saw the defendant walking out of an apartment and pull a gun out of his pants. He witnessed the defendant fire a shot in the air, as he stood near the apartment building. When the defendant saw the man, he ran back into the apartment. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and Kanaris, a convicted felon who is not allowed to own a firearm, was identified and later arrested.

Assistant State Attorney Sarah Woodward prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office