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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 11, 2014

Week In Review – Fort Wayne



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

PLEAS before District Roger B. Cosbey:

Stefanie Redfern, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of maintaining a drug involved premises. The magistrate is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Postal Service, and the Indiana State Police.Sentencing has not been set.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

Hayley VanDurmen, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of knowingly selling a firearm to a convicted felon and aiding and abetting. The magistrate is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Sentencing has not been set.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris-King.

Christopher Smith, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The magistrate is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.Sentencing has not been set.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

Eddie Carlisle, 26, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The magistrate is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.Sentencing has not been set.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

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.

DISPOSITION before District Judge Theresa L. Springmann:

Contrel Johnson, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 57 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, on February 3, 2013, Fort Wayne Police Department stopped Johnson while driving due to potential intoxication while operating the vehicle.Officers searched Johnson’s vehicle and found a loaded firearm in the glove box.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 Lovita Morris-King.

Updated April 30, 2015