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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 8, 2016
Carter M. Stewart
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jennifer Thornton

Springfield Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

DAYTON, Ohio – Terrence Victoria, 30, of Springfield, Ohio was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 96 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Donald J. Soranno, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly, announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

According to court documents, Victoria was armed with a semi-automatic pistol while at the parking lot of Horseshoe Sports Bar in Springfield, Ohio. The recovery of his firearm occurred following an interaction with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office during which the defendant was incapacitated by a gunshot wound.

Victoria pleaded guilty on July 29, 2015 to one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

“The defendant displayed the firearm and threatened a patron in the bathroom of the bar,” Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Smith told the court. “As law enforcement responded, Mr. Victoria left the bar and went to a vehicle in the parking lot, where he pointed the firearm at responding deputies.”

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by ATF and BCI, as well as Special Assistant United States Attorney Amy Smith, who is representing the United States in this case. 



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