For Immediate Release
Cincinnati Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Glock Switch
CINCINNATI — Elhanan Omar Pittman, 28, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possessing a Glock switch.
Possessing any weapon or machine gun that can readily shoot more than one shot without manual reloading is against federal law.
Parties involved in Pittman’s case have recommended a sentence of 78 months in prison.
According to his plea agreement, on June 8, a Wyoming, Ohio, police officer attempted to stop Pittman’s vehicle for a traffic violation. Pittman fled from the vehicle carrying a backpack.
After a foot pursuit, Pittman was captured when he was found hiding behind Wyoming Middle School.
Pittman had an automatic weapon in the backpack, namely, a handgun with a Glock switch.
Kenneth L. Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Wyoming Police Chief Brooke Brady announced the guilty plea entered Oct. 25 before U.S. District Judge Jeffery P. Hopkins. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Oakley is representing the United States in this case.