Elyria Man Convicted of Illegal Possession of Ammunition After Discharging Weapon During Altercation

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Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that a federal jury returned a guilty verdict on Tuesday, April 26, 2022,  against Defendant Jeffery Grandberry, 38, of Elyria, Ohio, following a two-day trial before Judge Sara Lioi in Akron.  Grandberry was convicted of being a felon in possession of ammunition.

According to court documents, on June 6, 2021, officers with the Elyria Police Department arrived at an Elyria-area bar after receiving reports of a disturbance concerning an individual who had fired a gun in the establishment’s parking lot.  Witnesses told officers that an individual, later identified as Grandberry, became involved in an altercation, brandished a semiautomatic weapon and then fired one shot into the air while in the parking lot. 

Officers reviewed video footage of the incident, searched the parking lot and located a single spent 9mm casing.

Grandberry is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous convictions of attempted murder and felonious assault, aggravated burglary, burglary and assault on a police officer, all in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court.

This case was investigated by the Elyria Police Department and the FBI.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Zarzycki.

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