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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Benjamin C. Glassman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jennifer Thornton

Convicted Felon Sentenced to 100 Months for Firearm Offense

DAYTON – Charles G. Thomas, Jr., 27, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 100 months in prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony crime.

 

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Trevor Velinor, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the sentence handed down yesterday by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

 

According to the Statement of Facts in this case, between March and July 2016 Thomas possessed nine firearms, including seven pistols, a revolver and a shotgun. One of the firearms was possessed with a high capacity magazine. At least one of the weapons had previously been reported as stolen.

 

In 2010, Thomas was convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a felony offense, in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

 

Thomas pleaded guilty in December 2016 to one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

 

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by ATF, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Dominick S. Gerace, who is representing the United States in this case. 

 

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Field Division: Columbus Field Division