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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dayton man sentenced to 77 months in prison for possessing firearm after felony conviction

DAYTON – James Jamar Warren, 33, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 77 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.


Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Joseph Deters, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Jonathan McPherson, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Thomas M Rose.


According to court documents, investigators from the RANGE Task Force served a search warrant at Warren’s west Dayton residence on March 27, 2019. They found two handguns, a rifle and more than 50 rounds of ammunition. Investigators checked Warren’s criminal history and determined that he had been convicted in Montgomery County in 2008 of felonious assault and drug trafficking. Federal law prohibits people with felony convictions from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.


Agents arrested Warren on April 1. He has been in custody since his arrest. Warren pleaded guilty on July 8 to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


After Warren completes his prison sentence, he will remain under court supervision for three years. The court also ordered Warren to forfeit the firearms and ammunition.


This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work 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 and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the FBI Southern Ohio Safe Streets Task Force, the ATF and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Hunt, who is representing the United States in this case. 



Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated October 23, 2019