Dayton man sentenced for illegally having guns, ammunition

A Dayton man will spend more than eight years in federal prison for possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Aaron Spencer Doakes, 33, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Dayton to 100 months in prison — eight years and four months — according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio.

In February 2020, Dayton police were reportedly investigating an unoccupied running vehicle with a firearm visible inside near the Uptown Lounge on West Third Street.

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Doakes started to return to the vehicle while holding a key fob, but then ran from police, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. While he ran away, he reportedly dropped a Glock 9mm magazine that was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition.

Police managed to detain him and took him into custody. The magazine reportedly matched the gun in the vehicle.

While serving search warrants, police found four other firearms and nearly $10,000 in cash, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Doakes pleaded guilty in September to possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. His previous convictions include multiple assaults, including with a deadly weapon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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