A Tampa man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the Department of Justice said in a news release.
A judge also ordered 39-year-old Daniel Arroyo, aka “King Tweet,” to forfeit the stolen firearm cited in the offense, acting U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said in the release. Arroyo pleaded guilty Feb. 21.
Arroyo worked with a prostitute to steal from her “johns,” according to court documents. On Aug. 8, 2011, Arroyo stole a Springfield XD-9 semi-automatic handgun from a “john,” who called law enforcement to report the theft, according to court documents.
Investigators recovered the gun at an abandoned house where Arroyo and the prostitute had hidden it, according to court documents.
Arroyo had prior felony convictions on several counts, including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, robbery and battery on a law enforcement officer, Bentley said.
As a felon, Arroyo is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.