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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Benjamin C. Glassman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jennifer Thornton

Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced for Gun Possession

DAYTON – Tony Chancellor, 24, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 84 months in prison for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.


Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, Trevor Velinor, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who are all members of the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV), announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose.


According to court documents, on November 9, 2015 during routine patrol, Dayton Police attempted to make contact with Chancellor, who was standing in the middle of the street. As they approached, Chancellor fled police and dropped a 9mm firearm he was carrying. At the time he possessed the firearm, he had previously been convicted of felony offenses, including aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in 2010 and robbery with use of force in 2014.


He pleaded guilty on January 25, 2016 to a Bill of Information charging him with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


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. 



Columbus Field Division