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Western District of Virginia

Monday, November 21, 2016

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who was previously convicted of a crime and therefore prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, was sentenced today on a federal firearms charge, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Jon Phillip Dumire, 23, of Roanoke, previously pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Today in District Court, Dumire was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release thereafter.

According to evidence presented during a guilty plea hearing in District Court in August, in the early morning hours of December 27, 2014, while at a house party on Stewart Avenue, SE in Roanoke, and thereafter, Dumire was armed with two guns, a small silver. 25 caliber pistol with a white handle and a .380 caliber pistol. Dumire was seen holding these guns and wearing them on his hips throughout the events that morning at the party, after the party and inside and outside his residence.

The case was brought following an investigation by the Central Virginia Violent Crime Safe Streets Task Force [Roanoke Violent Crime Task Force], a joint state-federal task force formed in January 2016 led by the FBI that includes the Virginia State Police, Roanoke City Police and Roanoke County Police. While not an official member of the task force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is routinely involved in the work of the task force and was crucial in the Dumire investigation.  The case was prosecuted for the United States by United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. and Assistant United States Attorney Daniel Bubar.

Firearms Offenses
Updated November 21, 2016