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

Monday, June 17, 2019

Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to 4 Years for Possessing Firearm

DAYTON – Gregory Kilgore, 38, formerly of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 48 months in prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony crime.


Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Todd A. Wickerham, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, and Dayton Police Chief Richard S. Biehl announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.


According to court documents, on March 28, 2018, while on patrol in the parking lot of a high drug and violent crime area, Dayton Police officers observed Kilgore sitting inside a parked but running vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers could smell the odor of marijuana. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located marijuana, cocaine and a cocaine/fentanyl mixture. Officers also found a Ruger AR556 rifle with three magazines and 57 rounds of ammunition in total.


Kilgore’s past convictions include domestic violence, abduction, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons under disability.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the Dayton Police Department and FBI, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Amy M. Smith, who is representing the United States in this case. 


This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. 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.




Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 17, 2019