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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Benjamin C. Glassman
, United States Attorney

Convicted Felon Who Threatened Residents with a Gun Sentenced for Possessing Firearm, Ammunition

CINCINNATI – Dayvon Cook, 25, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 64 months in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition after being convicted of a felony crime.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett.

According to court documents, in September 2018, Cincinnati Police received a 911 call regarding a male carrying a gun and threatening to rob people in the parking lot of the Stanley Rowe Tower apartment complex.

Cincinnati Police officers responded to the scene and identified a suspect matching the call, who was later identified as Cook. Cook ran from the officers and threw a semi-automatic pistol under a car. The firearm was loaded with sixteen rounds of ammunition in an extended magazine.

Cook had previously been convicted of a felony crime. He is currently in state custody for a separate firearms crime and will serve his federal sentence after his current 24-month state sentence that was imposed on Feb. 27, 2019.

Cook pleaded guilty in his federal case in April 2019.

This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department and ATF, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Brucato, who is representing the United States in this case.


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