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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Bridget Brennan
, United States Attorney
Contact: Thomas Weldon

Canton Man Arrested on Firearm Violation

Cleveland, Ohio – Federal, county and local law enforcement officials today announced that a Canton man was arrested on for violations of federal firearms laws.

Nicholas Johnson 25, of Canton, Ohio is charged with illegal possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Each defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including each defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence imposed will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.


Columbus Field Division