Columbus Field Division

Springfield Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

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DAYTON, Ohio – Terrence Victoria, 30, of Springfield, Ohio was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 96 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Donald J. Soranno, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly, announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

ATF, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Fairborn Firearms Theft

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DAYTON, Ohio – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Fox Shooting Loft, a federal firearms licensee located in Fairborn, Ohio.

ATF, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the NSSF are each offering a reward of up to $5,000, for a total possible reward of $15,000.

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Vandalia Firearms Theft

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DAYTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Vandalia Range & Armory, a federal firearms licensee located in Vandalia, Ohio.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $10,000.

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Lawrence Armed Robbery

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the armed robbery of KS&E Sports, a federal firearms licensee located in Lawrence, Ind.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $10,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $20,000.

Indianapolis Man Sentenced in North Vernon Robbery and Murder Case

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New Albany - United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler, announced today and Indianapolis man was sentenced for his role in the murder and robbery of Scoot D. Maxie a gun store owner near North Vernon, Indiana. Darryl A. Worthen, 25, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison by U. S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker at the federal courthouse in New Albany.

Cincinnati Men Charged Federally for Illegal Possession of Firearms

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CINCINNATI – A federal grand jury has charged Keno Phillips, 41, of Cincinnati, Ohio, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and Steve Ivery, 30, of Cincinnati, Ohio, with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, in indictments returned in Cincinnati.

 

Man Charged With Firearm and Drug Offenses for Shooting Outside Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS –United States Attorney Josh Minkler today announced charges against a man who is alleged to have fired shots from a handgun in front of the Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis. Marcus Fennell, 23, Indianapolis, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, discharging a weapon in the commission of a drug trafficking crime, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Eight from Cleveland Area Indicted for Firearm and Drug Violations Following Undercover Investigation

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Eight people from the Cleveland area were indicted for federal firearms or narcotics violations as part of a long-term undercover investigation, law enforcement officials said.

Indicted in seven separate indictments are: Joyce E. Minter, 50, of Cleveland; Arllie Joe Jones, 68, of Cleveland; Darryl W. Thompson, 41, of Cleveland; Richard Smith, 59, of Cleveland Heights; Joseph L. Moore, 25, of Cleveland; Brian Abernathy, 33, of Cleveland; Christopher Scott, 32, of Cleveland, and Thomas L. Scott, 31, of Cleveland.

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Cleveland Area Firearms Thefts

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CLEVELAND – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from B&T Shooting Supplies, located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and Cleveland Armory, located in Valley View, Ohio.  Both businesses are federal firearms licensees located in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Convicted Killer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Having Gun and Body Armor

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A Boardman man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and body armor, law enforcement officials said.

Akira O. Jackson, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts in federal court -- being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of a ballistic vest. He was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison.

Leader of Group That Planned to Rob Cocaine Stash House Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison

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The leader of a group of men who distributed heroin and cocaine and planned to use firearms to rob what they believed to be a drug stash house was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.

Kali Alexander, 24, of Willoughby Hills, was sentenced to 211 months in federal prison. Rasheam Nichols, 24, of Cleveland, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

A jury convicted Alexander, Nichols, Justin Maxwell, 26, Terrance Chappell, 22, and Kenneth Flowers, 21, all of Cleveland, on all 11 counts earlier this summer.

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Dayton Area Firearms Thefts

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DAYTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Vandalia Range and Armory, Palmer Firearms, and The Miami Armory. All three businesses are federal firearms licensees located in the Dayton, Ohio area.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $10,000.

Eight Sentenced in Southern Indiana Methamphetamine Trafficking Case

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EVANSVILLE – Josh J. Minkler, the United States Attorney, announced today the sentencing in United States District Court of the last defendant in a federal methamphetamine trafficking investigation. William H. Elder, 74, Evansville, was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for his role in the drug conspiracy. Seven other co-defendants, including William Elder’s son, Mathew Elder, were also recently sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Richard L. Young.

Five Men from NE Ohio Convicted for Their Roles in a Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine and Use Firearms

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Five men from Northeast Ohio were convicted of multiple crimes for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine and use firearms to rob what they believed to be a drug stash house. 

A jury convicted Kali Alexander, 24, of Willoughby Hills, Rasheam Nichols, 24, Justin Maxwell, 26, Terrance Chappell, 22, and Kenneth Flowers, 21, all of Cleveland, on all 11 counts. They are scheduled to be sentenced in September.

ATF NRT Arrives to Investigate Warehouse Fire

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CLEVELAND — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team (NRT) joined the investigation into the fire at the Truly Blessed trucking company. The fire started just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

The team, led by NRT Supervisor Steven Cordle, arrived and received a team briefing yesterday, and began the on-scene investigation today.

The NRT, along with ATF special agents from the Columbus Field Division responded with Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Cleveland Fire Department, and the Cleveland Division of Police.

Akron Men Sentenced to Prison for Having Firearms and Bringing Heroin from Chicago to Akron

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Two Akron men were sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy that brought heroin from Chicago to be sold around Ravenna and Akron, law enforcement officials said.

Rashid Carter, 30 was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Laverne Fortson, 40, was sentenced to nine years in prison.

"These two used guns to protect their pipeline of heroin, and used drug houses to spread that heroin throughout Akron," said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Cleveland Man Sentenced to 17 1/2 Years in Prison for Firearms Trafficking

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A Cleveland man was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for firearms trafficking, said U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach and Donald Soranno, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Columbus Field Division.

Moises Perez, 45, previously pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms. U.S. District Judge Patrician A. Gaughan determined Perez should be classified as an armed career criminal and sentenced him to 210 months in federal prison.

Cleveland Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Firearms Conviction

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A Cleveland man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison today for illegally having a firearm, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams and ATF Special Agent in Charge Donald Soranno. Malcolm L. Hoyle, 28, pleaded guilty last year to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Youngstown Man Sentenced to Nearly 20 years in Prison for Firearms Conviction

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A Youngstown man with a long history of violence was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and ATF Special Agent in Charge Donald Soranno.

Crispulo Rodriguez, 42, was sentenced to 236 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Christopher A. Boyko. Rodriguez was found guilty of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition following a trial last year.

Three Indianapolis Men Face Federal Charges in North Vernon Robbery and Murder Case

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INDIANAPOLIS--United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler, announced today three Indianapolis men have been charged federally for their role in the robbery and murder of Scott D. Maxie, a federally licensed gun store owner in North Vernon, IN.

  • Darryl Anthony Worthen, 25, Indianapolis
  • Dejuan Andre Worthen, 23, Indianapolis
  • Darion Dashon Harris, 20, Indianapolis

All were charged with discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence resulting in death, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and theft of firearms.

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