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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Bridget M. Brennan (Acting)
, United States Attorney
Contact: Daniel Ball

Lorain Man With History of Violence Sentenced to 15 Years After Conviction of Felon in Possession of Ammunition

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Ronald Mickel, 41, of Lorain, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, by U.S. District Court Judge Sara Lioi to 188 months imprisonment.  Mickel was convicted by a federal jury of being a felon in possession of ammunition in September 2020.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, on January 4, 2019, Mickel was sentenced to 3 years of community control supervision following a conviction for domestic violence in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court.  In November of 2019, Parole Officers with Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA) received reliable information that Mickel was in possession of a firearm.  On November 21, 2019, Mickel tested positive for THC, a violation of the conditions of his supervision.

As a result of these developments, on November 26, 2019, APA Parole Officers conducted a search at the residence belonging to Mickel and located in the 32 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 16 grams of suspected marijuana.  Mickel was arrested and charged with one count of felon in possession of ammunition.

Prior to his arrest on November 26, 2019, Mickel had several convictions for other violent crimes. In 1999, Mickel was convicted of aggravated robbery.  In 2013, Mickel was convicted of assault.  In 2015, Mickel was convicted on three separate occasions of felony domestic violence and once of burglary.  Finally, in 2019, Mickel was once again convicted of felony domestic violence. 

This investigation was conducted by ATF and Ohio Adult Parole Authority.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John C. Hanley and Bryson Gillard.

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