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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 20, 2013

Week In Review – Fort Wayne



Fort Wayne, Indiana —The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

DISPOSITIONS:

Robert Hendry, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to serve 60 months imprisonment with 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.According to documents filed in this case, Hendry was arrested and admitted to selling methamphetamine and dealing drugs while being armed with a firearm. Hendry also admitted to falsely purchasing a handgun for a convicted felon.This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

Trey Jackson, 35, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 51 imprisonment months with 2 years supervised release for one count and 84 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release to be served consecutive with the first count’s sentence after pleading guilty to the felony offense of armed bank robbery and brandishing and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.According to documents filed in this case, in April 2013, Jackson committed an armed bank robbery primarily with the help of an accomplice.This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

Shawn Hagler, 35, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to serve 46 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of armed bank robbery.According to documents filed in this case, in August 2000, two men entered the National City Bank in Woodburn, Indiana and attempted to obtain money from the vault.The robber at the vault was unable to get any money out of the vault, eventually fled and was subsequently arrested.This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

Scott Shell, 36, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 70 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.According to documents filed in this case, in July 2012, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department executed a state drug search warrant at Shell’s residence located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The police recovered various items at the defendant’s residence including a Hi-Point 9mm loaded firearm, three clear plastic baggies which contained 57.0 grams of marijuana and cash.This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris-King.

Gelacio Martinez, 36, of Sturgis, Michigan was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 15 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to the felony offense of using a communication facility to facilitate a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.According to documents filed in this case, Martinez was involved in a large scale narcotics distribution conspiracy revealed between July 2011 and February 2013.This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

Updated April 30, 2015