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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Ohio
For Immediate Release
Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Man Who Stole Revolver Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm

DAYTON, Ohio – A convicted felon was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 96 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm that he stole.

Timothy Crider, 29, of Dayton, stole a pink revolver and a gold Jaguar vehicle from a victim in Dayton, Ohio.

According to court documents, on March 13, 2021, Dayton police officers responded to a suspected overdose at the intersection of Watts Street and Burkhart Avenue, where they discovered Crider in the stolen Jaguar. Crider had an active warrant for grand theft auto and theft of a firearm, specifically the pink revolver.

Officers discovered the pink revolver under the driver’s seat, where Crider had been sitting. DNA lab reports confirmed his DNA on the weapon.

Crider has prior convictions for robbery resulting in injury and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, both felony offenses. As a previously convicted felon, Crider is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Crider pleaded guilty to the instant offense in July 2022.

Crider’s federal sentence will be served after he is released from his current term of imprisonment in Shelby County, Ohio. Crider was sentenced to 30 months in prison in Shelby County Common Pleas Court for spitting on a corrections officer while in pre-trial detention for the instant offense, when he knew he was hepatitis C positive.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Through the violent-crime reduction program, a broad spectrum of stakeholders works 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.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF); and Dayton Police Chief Kamran Afzal announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Newman. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Saunders is representing the United States in this case.

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