Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Crime | USAO-SDWV

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Omarr Boone, 37, of Ravenna, Ohio, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, officers with the Huntington Police Department responded to a shooting at a Shell gas station on March 9, 2021.  After a vehicle pursuit, Boone was placed under arrest.  Officers searched his vehicle and found a stolen Smith and Wesson SD9 VE in the vehicle.  Boone was prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law because of previous felony convictions in Michigan and Ohio. 

Boone faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on December 13, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Huntington Police Department.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor is handling the prosecution.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-00101.

 

 

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