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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cincinnati Man Sentenced To 180 Months In Prison As Armed Career Criminal

CONTACT: Fred Alverson
Public Affairs Officer

CINCINNATI – Landon Price, 36, of Cincinnati was sentenced in U.S .District Court to 180 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm and after the court designated him an armed career criminal due to his criminal history.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Edward J. Hanko, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation Cincinnati Field Office (FBI), and Chillicothe, Ohio Police Chief Roger Moore announced the sentence imposed today by Senior U.S. District Judge Sandra S. Beckwith.

According to court documents, Chillicothe Police officers were looking for Price for outstanding South Carolina state warrants, found him hiding in the attic of a residence on December 13, 2011 and arrested him. Officers searched him and found nine rounds of ammunition. A search of the residence led to the recovery of a .22-caliber pistol and approximately 65 more rounds of ammunition.

A federal grand jury indicted Price on February 12, 2012 charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Price pleaded guilty on July 24, 2012.

The court determined that Price qualified as an Armed Career Criminal because of a history of crimes including assault and burglary dating back to 1996.

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by the FBI and Chillicothe Police as well as Cincinnati Branch Chief Anthony Springer and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Stephens with Butler County Prosecutor Michael T. Gmoser’s office who represented the United States in the case.

Updated July 23, 2015