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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 1, 2016
Benjamin C. Glassman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jennifer Thornton

Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced for Gun Possession

DAYTON – Sherrod J. Dyer, 25, of Dayton, Ohio was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 58 months in prison for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, Brad Earman, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Field Division, member agencies of the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, announced the sentence handed down yesterday by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

According to court documents, Dayton Police approached Dyer as he exited a vehicle in the driveway of a Dayton home in January 2016. Dyer attempted to flee into the home but, as police apprehended him, a loaded Sig Sauer 9mm firearm fell from Dyer. Police found empty gel capsules and approximately 1.9 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture intended for distribution inside the vehicle in which Dyer had arrived.

At the time of this incident, Dyer had previously been convicted in 2011 of three counts of felony trafficking in heroin in Montgomery County, Ohio. Because his prior offenses were punishable by more than one year in prison, Dyer was prohibited from possessing firearms.

Dyer pleaded guilty on March 15, 2016 to a Bill of Information charging him with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Acting U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by those involved in the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Hunt, who represented the United States in this case. 

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