DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man was sentenced to 4 years in prison in Federal Court Tuesday.
Chase A. Crump, 27, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.
The Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV) announced the sentence handed down September 13 by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.
According to court documents, Dayton Police officers approached Crump as he was sitting in a parked car in the 1800 block of West Third Street on March 2. The officers saw Crump holding a plastic bag containing illegal drugs. One of the officers saw a pistol protruding from between the driver’s seat and the middle console and told Crump he was under arrest.
Crump fought with the officers, who subdued and arrested him. Officers seized a 9mm handgun, 53 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture, five grams of cocaine, a scale, multiple cell phones and cash.
Crump’s criminal history includes prior felony convictions in Montgomery County Common Pleas court for trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of cocaine. Crump was released from prison just a month before this offense.
Crump has been in custody since his arrest. He pleaded guilty on June 9 to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.