Thursday, September 30, 2021

Cleveland Man Sentenced to 57 Months After Conviction of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

 Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Darryl Borden, 43, of Cleveland, was sentenced today by Judge Patricia A. Gaughan to 57 months imprisonment after Borden pleaded guilty in May of 2021 to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court records, on July 20, 2020, Cleveland Police Officers responded to a residence after a woman called police, stating that Borden was threatening her with a gun.  Officers met the woman outside of the home and were told that Borden was upstairs with a firearm.

Officers entered the residence, announced themselves as police officers, and attempted to search a bathroom.  The officers encountered Borden waiting in the bathroom with a weapon drawn and pointed.  Borden fired his weapon, and one officer returned fire.  One police officer was injured during the gunfire exchange.

Cleveland Police SWAT responded to the scene for a barricaded suspect, and Borden was taken into custody.  A handgun with five spent rounds and one live round was recovered from inside the bathroom. 

Borden is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous convictions for robbery, burglary and sexual battery in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

Borden’s sentence will run consecutively with his sentence in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

This case was investigated by the ATF and the Cleveland Division of Police.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Zarzycki. 

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