Lorain, OH

Lorain man sentenced to 15 years for possession of ammunition

James Stephens

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LORAIN, CLEVELAND — In a press release, Bridget M. Brennan, acting U.S. Attorney, announced that Ronald Mickel, 41, of Lorain, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on Wednesday, June 2.

This was not his first offense. In September 2020, a federal jury convicted Mickel of being a criminal in possession of ammunition.

According to evidence and court documents presented at trial, on January 4, 2019, Mickel was sentenced to 3 years of community control supervision after a conviction for domestic violence in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA) with Parole Officers received a piece of trustworthy information that Mickel was in possession of a firearm In November of 2019. And he tested positive for THC, a violation of the conditions of his supervision, on November 21, 2019.

As a result of this development, APA Parole Officers searched Mickel's place and located 16 grams of presumed marijuana and 32 rounds of 9mm ammunition on November 26, 2019. He was then charged with one count of unlawful possession of ammunition and arrested.

Before his arrest on November 26, 2019, Mickel had several convictions for various other violent crimes. He was convicted of aggravated robbery In 1999, convicted of assault in 2013, convicted on one occasion of burglary and three unrelated occasions of felony domestic violence in 2015. And finally, the repeat offender was once again convicted of felony domestic violence in 2019.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority conducted this investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys John C. Hanley and Bryson Gillard prosecuted this case.

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