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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 14, 2014

Week In Review – Fort Wayne



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

PLEA:

Nathan Arnold, 30, of Berne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey to the felony offense of theft or receipt of stolen mail matter. Magistrate Cosbey 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 United States Postal Service.  Sentencing has not been set. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay. 

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 before District Judge Theresa L. Springmann

Booker Sewell, 33, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 360 months imprisonment with 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and 240 months imprisonment with 3 years supervised release for maintaining a place for the purpose of distribution and using cocaine and marijuana, both to be served concurrently.  According to documents filed in this case, Sewell was involved in controlled buys of cocaine and crack. Upon his arrest, Sewell’s house contained a revolver, multiple containers and bags with marijuana, approximately $21,917 in cash and evidence of cocaine and chemicals used to multiply (or “cut”) the amount of cocaine.  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.

Damarcus Johnson, 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was re-sentenced after having been found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and carrying a firearm during and in relation to the drug trafficking offense. Johnson will serve 168 months imprisonment for possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine to run consecutively to 60 months for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime all to run concurrently to 120 months for being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to documents filed in this case, after an encounter with law enforcement in the parking lot of a local late night establishment, Johnson was found in possession of the handgun, marijuana, cocaine, 286 grams of crack cocaine and over two thousand dollars. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

Updated April 30, 2015