Jatavion Powell faces gun crime charges by US federal authorities after he is found unconscious

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Warren man who was charged with a gun crime in federal court after being passed out in a car confessed guilty Thursday.

Jatavion Powell, 26, of Clearwater Street NE, pleaded guilty to US Judge Sara Lioi in the US District Court in Ohio of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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The sentencing is scheduled for January 21st before Judge Lioi.

Powell was charged by a state grand jury on August 25 after a criminal complaint was filed of an August 1 arrest by Warren Police Department who was called to a North Park Avenue store for a report on a man to get passed out in a car in the parking lot.

An affidavit on the case said that when the officers arrived they found Powell asleep in the car and saw a .40-caliber pistol on the floor. Officers managed to retrieve the gun and put it on the roof of the car before police finally managed to wake Powell from his sleep.

Police searched Powell and found a 9mm pistol and drugs on Powell, reports say.

Powell is not allowed to have or be around a firearm as Trumbull County’s Common Pleas Court was convicted of drug trafficking in 2017, the affidavit said.

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