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Man could spend 10 years in prison for firearm charge

Shawn Andrew Wilson, 44, was arrested after bullet struck family's home

Previous booking photos of Shawn Wilson
Previous booking photos of Shawn Wilson

YULEE, Fla. – A Yulee man who was arrested after investigators said a bullet from his gun struck the home of a family of four faces up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a federal firearm offense, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

Shawn Andrew Wilson, 44, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His sentencing date was not immediately set.

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According to a plea agreement, a 911 caller told investigators on Jan. 27, 2018 that Wilson was at a trailer home in Yulee and fired what sounded like a pistol. The Nassau County Sheriff's Office said a deputy arrested Wilson, and he told investigators that he fired a shot but was not aiming for the person who called 911.

A loaded gun was found in Wilson's home by responding deputies, investigators said. He has at least three prior felony convictions.


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