For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Previously Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing Firearm
Columbus Field Division
DAYTON – Jermichael Malcolm, 46, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Todd A. Wickerham, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck announced the plea entered into before U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.
According to court documents, when agents executed a search warrant at Malcom’s home in March 2018, they discovered a firearm and a large capacity ammunition magazine.
Malcom had previously been convicted in Greene County Court of Common Pleas of aggravated trafficking and Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas of aggravated robbery involving a deadly weapon. Malcom had also been previously convicted federally in the Southern District of Ohio, of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.
Malcom pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, which is a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI, ATF and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Hunt, who is representing the United States in this case.
This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. 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.