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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Benjamin C. Glassman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jennifer Thornton

Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Possessing Firearm

DAYTON – Dontae T. Tucker, 34, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 48 months in prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Dayton Police Chief Richard S. Biehl announced the sentence imposed yesterday by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

According to court documents, in March and April 2018, Tucker possessed five firearms that he sold to an individual in Dayton. The firearms included a rifle, a shotgun and three pistols.

Tucker was previously convicted in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Tucker pleaded guilty in November 2018 to illegally possessing firearms.

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 of this case by ATF and Dayton Police, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Dominick S. Gerace, who is representing the United States in this case.



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