For Immediate Release
Akron Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years After Convictions of Felon in Possession of Firearm and Possession of an Unregistered Shotgun
Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Jackie Mitchell Jr., 29, of Akron, was sentenced on September 22, 2021, by Judge Benita Y. Pearson to a term of 15 years imprisonment after Mitchell pleaded guilty in June of 2021 to felon in possession of firearm and possession of an unregistered short-barrel shotgun.
According to court records, on October 21, 2020, Akron Police responded to a call for a domestic violence incident involving shots fired at a residence. Upon arrival, police determined that Mitchell had fired multiple shots from a firearm during the incident. Mitchell fought with the responding police officers at the scene and was subsequently arrested. Police then recovered several firearms from the residence that belonged to Mitchell, including an unregistered short-barrel shotgun, two pistols, two rifles and miscellaneous ammunition.
Mitchell is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior convictions of domestic violence, assault and drug trafficking. Mitchell has four prior domestic violence convictions in the Summit County Common Pleas Court. These previous convictions qualified Mitchell to be sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal.
This investigation was conducted by the ATF and the Akron Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron P. Howell.