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Owensboro Man Sentenced to 12-Plus Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Firearm Possession, Drug Trafficking, and Supervised Release Violation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Owensboro, KY – An Owensboro, Kentucky man was sentenced yesterday to a total of 153 months in prison. The sentence included 120 months for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and drug trafficking and 33 months for violation of his federal supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Maynard of the ATF Louisville Field Division, and Chief Art Ealum of the Owensboro Police Department made the announcement.

According to court documents, on October 2, 2021, Steven Boehman, 38, possessed with the intent to distribute 63.771 grams of methamphetamine. Boehman, a convicted felon, also possessed a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. He was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously been convicted of the following felony offenses. On January 29, 2015, in Ohio Circuit Court, Boehman, was convicted of receiving stolen property. On January 31, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Boehman was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

When Boehman committed the October 2, 2021, offenses, he was on supervised release for his January 31, 2017, federal firearm conviction. He received an additional 33-month sentence for violating his supervised release. Following the153-month prison sentence, Boehman will serve 5 years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the ATF Owensboro Field Office and the Owensboro Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. Yurchisin II, of the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office, prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


Updated April 12, 2023