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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Louisville Convicted Felon Sentenced To 110 Months For Threatening To Kill A Louisville Metro Intelligence (LM INTEL) Joint Task Force Member And Multiple Firearm Violations

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentence of a Louisville convicted felon, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 110 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release, for threatening to kill a Louisville Metro Police Officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties, and for several firearms violations. There is no parole in the federal system.


“Threaten a federal task force member engaged in protecting this city and go to federal prison, period,” stated United States Attorney Russell Coleman. “Today’s nine year sentence is well-earned.”  


Roman L. Brown, 26, admitted in court, that on April 12, 2017, he threatened to assault and threatened to kill an LM Intel Joint Task Force member, in order to impede, interfere, intimidate and retaliate against the LM Intel member while he was engaged in the performance of his duty. Further, on the same day, Brown threatened to assault a member of the immediate family of the LM Intel Joint Task Force member, while he was engaged in the performance of his official duty.


Brown further admitted to being a convicted felon in possession of a Glock Model 36, .45 caliber pistol, and a Zastava, AK-style 7.62 caliber pistol. While fleeing from police, Brown attempted to conceal his possession of the loaded AK-style 7.62 caliber pistol, by throwing it out the window of a moving vehicle. Brown was convicted in Jefferson County Circuit Court of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree, on September 18, 2013.


Brown was indicted with co-defendant Chicoby Summers. Both defendants were charged with counts of being a convicted felon in illegal possession of firearms. The charges against Summers are pending.


Louisville Metro Intel (LM Intel) is an intelligence-led task force which identifies serious, violent offenders and leverages all available resources to investigate, apprehend and prosecute these offenders. The LM Intel Joint Task Force was announced in January of 2017, and includes the United States Attorney’s Office, federal investigative agencies, state prosecutors and Louisville Metro Police.


This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Erin G. McKenzie and Nute Bonner, and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Violent Crime
Updated January 24, 2018