Previously convicted felon sentenced to prison for possessing firearm during rival neighborhood shootings
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio
Defendant disposed of firearm but kept photo of himself with the gun
CINCINNATI – A previously convicted felon was sentenced in federal court here today to 70 months in prison for possessing a firearm.
Tevaughn Presley, 27, of Cincinnati, was on supervised release from a separate federal gun conviction when he was involved in a retaliatory shooting on April 17, 2020, at the Villages at Roll Hill in Cincinnati.
The shooting was one of four episodes of gun violence in early April 2020 between the Villages at Roll Hill and Cumminsville.
“The cost was grave to those involved in the series of shootings – two men lost their lives, and two others were seriously injured from gunshot wounds,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. “The Cincinnati Police Department and the ATF expended significant resources to curb that surge of violence, and today’s sentence is one of many examples resulting from their joint law enforcement efforts.”
According to court documents, after the shooting, Presley disposed of the gun. However, Presley had taken a picture of himself with the firearm that day – including the weapon’s serial number – lying in his lap. Officers discovered the photo while executing a search warrant of Presley’s phone.
The ATF and Cincinnati Police Department matched two types of shell casings from the vehicle in which Presley was a passenger to the April 17 shooting scene using National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) technology.
Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Travis S. Riddle, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF); and Cincinnati Interim Police Chief Teresa Theetge announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley N. Brucato is representing the United States in this case.
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Updated April 13, 2022