Kissimmee felon gets 10 years for guns, ammunition stockpile after standoff with police

A 28-year-old Kissimmee man will spend the next 10 years behind bars after he was found guilty of possessing a stockpile of firearms and ammunition despite being a convicted felon.

Daniel Stephen King was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. on Wednesday, March 8 for possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. King was found guilty by a federal jury on November 14, 2022.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on April 23, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to King’s residence in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, King’s girlfriend ran out of the home with her four-year-old daughter and informed deputies that King had a large number of firearms and ammunition in the home. The woman showed police video of multiple guns stored in the home and told police that King had strapped on a bullet proof vest.

King, who was on probation at the time, is prohibited from possessing guns and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Deputies surrounded the home and after a two-hour standoff, they persuaded King to come out and surrender.

A warrant was obtained and the residence was searched a short time thereafter.

Inside, police recovered nine firearms, including three rifles, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a ballistic vest, a rifle safe, multiple gun lockboxes, magazines, and an ammunition can.

King had to forfeit all of the firearms and ammunition that were part of the offense.

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