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Date: 01-25-2023

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United States of America v. DeWayne Taylor

Case Number: 1:21-cr-00034

Judge: Pamela A. Barker

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Cuyahoga County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Cleveland

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Description: Cleveland, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assaulting federal law enforcement officers, brandishing a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and brandishing a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

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According to court documents, in December 2020, members of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) were searching for Taylor due to an arrest warrant issued by the State of Pennsylvania Parole Authority.
Court documents state that NOVFTF officers received information that Taylor was at a Walmart in the city of Cleveland and attempted to make an arrest. During the arrest attempt, court documents state that DeWayne Taylor noticed the NOVFTF members, got into his vehicle, and pointed a firearm at several of the officers. In response, some of the NOVFTF members discharged their firearms, striking the defendant in the shoulder. The NOVFTF members rendered first aid until EMS arrived and transported the defendant to the hospital.

Taylor is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous felony convictions in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshal’s Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (USMS NOVFTF), Cleveland Division of Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly L. Galvin.       

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 13.5 years in prison.

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