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Felon Arrested in Stolen Vehicle Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri – Ramon Thompson, 28, of St. Louis, Missouri was sentenced to 57 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig. 

According to the plea agreement, on July 19, 2019, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department  Officers responded to reports of a stolen Chrysler 300 traveling near Belt Avenue and Natural Bridge. The Officers initiated a curb stop of the stolen vehicle, and made contact with two male subjects, including Ramon Thompson in the passenger’s seat. Thompson refused the Officers’ verbal commands to exit the vehicle. Instead, Thompson pushed the driver out of the driver's seat, climbed over the center console toward the driver's seat, and attempted to put the vehicle's transmission into drive. Thompson was ultimately arrested after a physical struggle, and the vehicle was disabled.  In the course of being arrested, a 9mm semiautomatic firearm fell from Thompson’s waistband.

This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Updated June 26, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime