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Man wanted for violation of probation arrested with stolen gun

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Marvin Lewis King, 49, was arrested early this morning and charged with grand theft of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also wanted for violation of probation in a previous case.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled King over last night for running a stop sign at 1300 E. University Avenue. The driver reportedly identified himself as Marvin Brown, but the deputy identified him as Marvin King and also found that he had an active warrant for violation of probation. The deputy also saw a gun in plain view.

Post Miranda, King reportedly said the gun was his, but the deputy determined that the gun had been reported stolen in 2021.

King has 18 felony convictions and has served four state prison sentences under the name of Marvin Brown; he was most recently released in 2015. In 2020, he entered a plea of nolo contendere to throwing a car jack through the window of an occupied house and was sentenced to four years of drug offender probation. However, his parole officer filed an affidavit stating that he has not checked in since May 2022 and changed his address without notifying the officer, then Judge Phillip Pena issued an arrest warrant; King is listed as homeless on the arrest report. Bail information is not available on weekends, but the warrant specified that he be held without bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

    • You are correct these pos will never obey the law but our dumb ass politicians can’t understand this

  • ROR… signature bond… charges dropped… will commit more violations…. after all this is Crimesville in catch and release county…

  • An 18 time convicted felon caught with a stolen gun…he definitely knew he should not have one….this stunt should be at least a mandatory 10 year prison sentence.
    10,20, life. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time and pay the bail dime!

  • 18 felony convictions this person has! Apparently he’s not too bright and the penalties for breaking the law are much too weak.

  • Someone with 18 felony convictions is gonna continue to screw up regardless of who is in office or what the laws or policies are. Some of y’all act real butthurt about the results of local elections.

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