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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 29, 2013

Week In Review – Fort Wayne



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

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

PLEAS:

Walter Ridley, 32, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

DISPOSITIONS:

Jarrod Vroom, 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a defendant in the case US Bridges et al., was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Allen County Sheriff‘s Department and the Indiana State Police.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

Otaimond McFarthing, 26, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 8 months imprisonment (time served) and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of marijuana.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.

Jason Davis, 25, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 27 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

Updated April 30, 2015