OKC Man Guilty after Five Years and Two Shootings
Mike Seals - September 17, 2020 11:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal jury has found DOMINIC EUGENE HUNT, 26, of Oklahoma City, guilty of numerous firearms, ammunition, and drug-related charges after five years of criminal conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
On November 6, 2019, a third superseding indictment charged Hunt with nine counts of various firearms, ammunition, and drug-related charges from four separate episodes of criminal conduct spanning from 2014 to 2019. The Third Superseding Indictment charged Hunt with the following: Counts 1 & 5) Drug User in Possession of a Firearm; Count 2) Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; Counts 3 & 6) Possession with Intent to Distribute; Counts 4 & 7) Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Counts 8 & 9) Felon in Possession of Ammunition.
On September 4, 2020, Hunt pleaded guilty to Counts 1-3 before the case went to trial. On September 11, 2020, after a four-day trial, the jury returned guilty verdicts on the remaining six counts.
Evidence at trial showed that Hunt, also known as “Dime Sack,” illegally possessed three different firearms, including an assault rifle, in furtherance of his possession of marijuana with intent to distribute on at least two different occasions in 2014. Evidence also showed the ammunition Hunt illegally possessed in Count 8 was the ammunition used to shoot a victim on January 20, 2019, during a confrontation about a possible stolen car. That victim survived. Finally, evidence showed that the ammunition Hunt illegally possessed in Count 9 was shot from the same gun as the ammunition in Count 8 and was used in a drive-by shooting on February 2, 2019, that resulted in the death of one victim.
Hunt’s prosecution highlights the resources that the United States Attorney’s Office can bring to bear in addressing violent crimes. The prosecution of Counts 8 and 9 was based on work by the Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD), but also depended heavily on ballistics expertise from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (ATF), as well as cell phone location analysis provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Hunt is expected to be sentenced within the next few months. Due to his convictions on Counts 4 and 7 alone, Hunt faces a minimum of 10 years in prison, and up to life, as well as possible fines and a period of supervised release.
This case is the result of investigations by the OCPD, ATF, and FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jacquelyn M. Hutzell and David McCrary prosecuted the case. This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.