For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Jury convicts Cleveland man of illegally having ammunition
Columbus Field Division
A Cleveland man was convicted of illegally having ammunition.
Joshua Walker, 34, is scheduled to be sentenced September 25. A jury convicted him of being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Walker possessed 9 mm Luger shell casings on October 25, 2017, before and during an altercation at a Cleveland bar where Walker shot and killed someone, according to trial testimony.
Walker was prohibited from having the ammunition because of a previous conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, according to the trial testimony.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Hanley following an investigation by the Cleveland Division of Police and the ATF, with assistance from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.