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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Previously Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm

DAYTON, Ohio – Donald May, 32, of Springfield, Ohio pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.


Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Springfield Police Chief Stephen P. Moody announced the plea entered into before U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose.


According to the Statement of Facts filed with the plea agreement, which May agreed were true and accurate, he was found by Springfield police officers in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that had been reported stolen in August 2016. When ordered to exit the vehicle, May fled by foot to a nearby yard but was eventually caught and arrested. Officers discovered he had a firearm in the vehicle.


May had previously been convicted of several felonies, including aggravated burglary and burglary, both in Clark County.


As part of the plea agreement, the parties agreed to recommend a sentence of 72 months in prison to the district court for the judge’s approval.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the Springfield Police Department and ATF, and Assistant United States Attorney Alex R. Sistla who is representing the United States in this case.

Firearms Offenses
Updated December 8, 2016