Illegal gun gets man time in prison
A Springfield man was sentenced to more than four years in prison for illegally having a gun, according to a news release from the Department of Justice Southern District of Ohio.
Thurston Lewis Goodjohn, 34, was sentenced in a U.S. District Court to 52 months in prison for one count of felon in possession of a firearm.
Goodjohn, who is a convicted felon, was driving in Clark County in April 2017 when he was stopped by North Hampton police, according to the release.
North Hampton police began their investigation into Goodjohn when he was pulled over for speeding in April in the area of West Clark Street and Dialton Road, according to documents filed in Clark County Municipal Court.
Through an investigation, officers found he didn’t have a license and the officer smelled marijuana.
The officer reportedly saw a .40 caliber handgun in the car, as well as a magazine with 15 rounds of ammunition.
Goodjohn admitted the gun belonged to him and knew he was not allowed to have a gun due to prior felony convictions, according to the release. He pleaded guilty July 9. The case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime, according to the release.