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Previously convicted felon sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for possessing firearm

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

CINCINNATI – Markeith Ford, 32, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 66 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm.


As a previously convicted felon, Ford is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.


According to court documents, on March 4, 2022, plain clothes officers from the Crime Gun Information Center (CGIC) identified Ford at the rear of a property on Race Street. Ford was wearing a black outfit, camouflage mask and latex gloves.


When a patrol vehicle arrived, Ford immediately fled on foot, carrying a firearm in his left hand. He threw the gun toward a fire escape on a building. Ford was eventually caught and placed into custody, and the firearm – which was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition – was recovered. Ford also had a black magazine with 10 rounds of ammunition in a front pants pocket.


Ford pleaded guilty in June 2022 to illegally possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony crime.


Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF); and Cincinnati Police Chief Teresa A. Theetge announced the sentence imposed by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Susan J. Dlott. Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Springer is representing the United States in this case.


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Updated May 3, 2023

Firearms Offenses