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Defendants are among more than 20 charged federally in Dayton for gun-related crimes in past 90 days

DAYTON – Three Dayton men were charged today with gun-related crimes.

Davonte Hall, 27, and Demarque Demons, 27, were each charged by a federal grand jury in separate indictments. Hall was charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon. Demons was charged with using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense and possessing heroin with intent to distribute. 

Edward Clark, 33, was also charged by criminal information with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon.

They are among more than 20 area men charged federally with gun crimes in Dayton in the past 90 days.

“We’ve recently seen historic levels of gun violence in our cities,” said David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. “The year has also brought unique challenges to police and prosecutors who combat this violence. It is vital that we work together and with the community to target the extremely small population of violent offenders who create such a huge and horrific impact on our communities.” 

Hall allegedly caused a high-speed chase with local law enforcement after striking a Montgomery County deputy cruiser on Sept. 16, 2020. Prior to being disabled by marked police cruisers, Hall drove on a rim of a tire for several miles into oncoming traffic in an attempt to elude law enforcement. Hall’s vehicle was eventually boxed in by law enforcement, and Hall was found to be in custody of pistol with an extended magazine. Hall was previously convicted in Montgomery County of assaulting a police officer.

A criminal complaint details that Demons allegedly fled from law enforcement at a high rate of speed after an attempted traffic stop. When subsequently arrested, officers recovered a firearm, as well as heroinand a digital scale.

According to court documents in Clark’s case, investigators with the Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement (RANGE) Task Force found a handgun between a mattress and box spring in Clark’s bedroom while executing a search warrant. The handgun, which had been previously reported stolen, had an extended magazine and was loaded with 22 rounds. Clark has prior convictions in Montgomery County for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.

Others charged federally in Dayton in the past 90 days for gun crimes include:

Defendant

Age

From

Date Charged

Offense(s)

Lemanuel Booker

32

Dayton

7/14/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Possession of fentanyl and heroin with intent to distribute

Dustin VanWey

32

Dayton

7/28/2020

Unlawful possession of ammunition  by a convicted felon

Jack Clarence Elson II

42

Dayton

7/28/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Unlawful possession of ammunition by a convicted felon; Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute

Kalani Grier

21

Dayton

7/28/2020

Brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime

Anthony McGlothan

40

Dayton

8/11/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Diondray Beal

35

Springfield

8/11/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Use and Carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine with intent to distribute

Joshua Payne

36

Dayton

8/25/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Possession of methamphetamine and cocaine with intent to distribute

Joshua Ryan Fuller

31

Dayton

8/26/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Antwaun Smith

43

Dayton

9/8/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Possession of valeryl fentanyl with intent to distribute

Robert Gilmore

40

Dayton

9/8/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; Receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment; Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute

Samuel Hayes

61

Dayton

9/8/2020

Armed bank robbery; Brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; Unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon

Brent Shropshire Jr.

36

Dayton

9/10/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Charles Scott Cooper

53

Moraine

9/21/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence

Stephon Jones

23

Dayton

9/22/2020

Brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime

Brandon Harrison

31

Dayton

9/22/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

George Lail

26

Dayton

10/1/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Ronald Howe, Jr.

42

Dayton

10/1/2020

Unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Tevin D. Brown

25

Dayton

10/2/2020

Unlawful possession of ammunition by a user of, or person addicted to, a controlled substance

Indictments, criminal complaints and bills of information merely contains allegations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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