North Fort Myers man indicted for possessing firearm, ammo as a felon

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Samuel Bruner, 46, as seen in a December 2021 mugshot. Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

A North Fort Myers man was indicted on charges of possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Samuel Robert Bruner, 46, if convicted, faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison.

According to the superseding indictment, Bruner had previously been convicted of 13 felony offenses when he possessed firearms and ammunition in Fort Myers on Dec. 1, 2021. The indictment also says Bruner is eligible for an enhanced penalty as an armed career criminal because he has three previous convictions for a violent felony or serious drug offense, committed on different occasions.

This case is being investigated by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

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