For Immediate Release
Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced for Gun Possession
DAYTON – Chase A. Crump, 27, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 48 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, who are all members of the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV) announced the sentence handed down September 13 by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.
According to court documents, Dayton Police officers approached Crump as he was sitting in a parked car at 1819 West Third Street on March 2, 2016. The officers saw Crump holding a plastic bag containing illegal drugs. One of the officers saw a pistol protruding from between the driver’s seat and the middle console and told Crump he was under arrest. Crump fought with the officers, who subdued and arrested him. Officers seized a 9mm handgun, 53 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture, five grams of cocaine, a scale, multiple cell phones and cash.
Crump’s criminal history includes prior felony convictions in Montgomery County Common Pleas court for trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of cocaine. Crump was released from prison just a month before this offense.
Crump has been in custody since his arrest. He pleaded guilty on June 9, 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 is representing the United States in this case.