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Felon sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for illegally possessing firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lamonte K. Brown, 47, of Columbus, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 93 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon.

According to court documents, Brown has more than 20 prior adult convictions, many involving firearms and domestic violence.

In his current case, Brown illegally possessed a firearm while on parole and texted someone a photo of the gun along with several threatening messages. For example, he said, “When I get off parloe imm a light yo blok up.” He kept the gun in a plastic bag under his kitchen sink, along with more than nine grams of methamphetamine.

Brown was charged by a federal criminal complaint in August 2022 and pleaded guilty in September 2023. Brown later sought to withdraw his plea, and after multiple hearings, the Court denied the defendant’s motion to withdraw.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), announced the sentence imposed on June 25 by U.S. District Court Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. Assistant United States Attorney David J. Twombly and Senior Litigation Counsel Heather A. Hill are representing the United States in this case.

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Updated July 1, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime