For Immediate Release
Cleveland Man Found Guilty of Illegally Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition
AKRON, Ohio – Reggie Jordan was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition today by a jury after a 3-day trial before U.S. District Judge John Adams. The jury also agreed to forfeit Jordan’s interest in six firearms that were seized from his residence.
According to court documents and testimony, Sergeant Marlon Wills, a Cleveland Police Detective assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, was monitoring social media pages of several suspected local gangs when he observed the defendant post a video from a local shooting range where he was showing off five firearms. Video surveillance from the range showed Jordan firing the weapons. A search warrant of his residence was conducted and six total firearms were discovered which included an AK-47, a Draco, a stolen firearm and several large capacity magazines. Jordan has prior convictions for aggravated robbery, drug trafficking and drug possession from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 15, 2023.
This case was investigated by the Cleveland Police Department, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joe Dangelo and Pete Daly.