Jamaican Man Convicted on Gun, Assault Charges. Facing 18 Years in Prison.

Orland, FL. – Oniel Christopher Russell, 39, was last evening convicted of possession of a weapon and assaulting a federal officer in a Florida Court. It is reported that Russell, who entered the U.S. in October 2008 and granted stay until January 2009.

He overstayed his visa and was pulled over by Orange County deputies in August 2013. According to prosecutors, during the traffic stop, two guns were found in his car, one of which Russell admitted was his. However, he was not arrested.

A warrant was later issued for his arrest in 2016, after Mr. Russell threatened to kill an employee while talking on the phone. Prosecutors also used as evidence a rap video posted on Youtube called “Cop Killer,” where Russell boasted about his badness, his willingness to shoot at the police and their inability to capture him.

#VideoOG aka Oniel Russell-Cop Killer

Russell was eventually arrested in April at a home on Kerry Drive in Orlando, after police received an anonymous tip about his location.

In their attempt to arrest him, Russell pulled an agent into a wall, knocked him to the ground, then started to drag him toward the house. He was eventually subdued and taken into custody.

He will be sentenced in March.


Story was first reported by Christal Hayes from the Orlando Sentinel: Jamaican man indicted after threatening to kill immigration employee, feds say on June 1, 2017. His conviction was reported yesterday by David Harris also from the Sentinel: Jamaican man faces up to 18 years in prison after conviction on gun, assault charges

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