Prison Sentence for Firearm Charge

Randolph Bronson has been adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 8 years in prison, followed by 5 years of probation, for Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Convicted
Felon. He was also sentenced to the maximum of 5 years in prison for Possession of Cocaine and Possession of a Controlled Substance and given credit time served for Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia. The sentences are concurrent. As a term of his probation, he is also not allowed to live or sleep anywhere there is a firearm.

He was found guilty in December, following a two-day bench trial. The defendant waived his right to a jury trial.

On January 29, 2020, the Fort Myers Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Fort Myers Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.), served a search warrant at an apartment in Fort Myers. Bronson was located in a bedroom and a search of him revealed a bottle and a zip lock bag containing crack cocaine and Eutylone.

Two firearms were also found, one of which Bronson claimed knowledge of when interviewed by a detective. Bronson is a convicted felon and not allowed to have a gun.

Assistant State Attorney Marilla Shoemaker prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office