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Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Possessing Firearm

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

DAYTON – Daryl Ian Evans, 36, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 60 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.


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, Dayton Police found Evans in possession of four firearms while executing a search warrant on Eleanor Street in Dayton in January 2018.


Evans possessed the firearms in connection with drug trafficking. Police also found heroin, cocaine, marijuana and $10,000 in cash at the residence.


Evans had been previously convicted in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for attempted possession of cocaine and domestic violence.


U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation by the FBI and Dayton Police, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Hunt, who is representing the United States in this case. 


This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is 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.



Updated May 17, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods