For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Akron man previously convicted of attempted murder with a firearm indicted for having two firearms
Field Division: Columbus Field Division
An Akron man previously convicted of attempted murder with a firearms specification was indicted for illegally having a firearm, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.
Gino Hunter, 27, was indicted on two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Hunter knowingly possessed a 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol on Oct. 27, 2017 and a loaded 5.7mm Masterpiece Arms pistol on Nov. 27, 2017, according to the indictment.
Hunter was convicted in 2011 in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas of attempted murder with a firearms specification, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm, according to the indictment.
This case was investigated the Akron Police Department’s Gun Violence Reduction Team, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark S. Bennett.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.