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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Kenneth L. Parker
, United States Attorney

Cincinnati Man Arrested With High-Powered Firearm While on Bond for Gun Crimes Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison

CINCINNATI – A Cincinnati man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 54 months in prison for illegally possessing a high-powered, high-capacity pistol with a high-capacity magazine while he was on bond after serving two years in state prison for gun crimes.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nahya Wimpye, 23, on Christmas Day 2020. He was a passenger in a car pulled over for a brake light violation near Lockland. Officers found a Century Arms, Micro Draco, 7.62x39 millimeter semi-automatic pistol loaded with 18 rounds of 7.62x39 millimeter ammunition in the car.

“The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office Crime Lab found the defendant's DNA on the firearm, which is essentially the pistol equivalent of an AK-47,” said Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. “Reducing violent crime effectively sometimes means punishing those who demonstrate that they are repeatedly a threat to community safety.”

Court documents indicate that at the time of the Christmas Day arrest, Wimpye was on post-release control after serving two years in state custody for illegally possessing a firearm. While awaiting a hearing on the violations of his post-release control, he was found yet again with another firearm in February 2021. While on bond, he was arrested in Tennessee on felony charges.

A federal grand jury indicted Wimpye in October 2021 on one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Wimpye pleaded guilty to the indictment in September 2022.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF); Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey and Lockland Police Chief Chris Bundren announced the sentence imposed on February 22, 2023 by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas R. Cole. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Oakley is representing the United States in this case.

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