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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse

1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128

Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3489



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

August 17, 2010                                                                          PHONE: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                  Fax: (219) 852-2770



ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - FORT WAYNE


Fort Wayne, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following activity in federal court:

 

Richard Schlatter, 33, of the 1600 block of Steup Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Theresa Springmann to 41 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Schlatter was previously convicted of theft and receiving stolen property, and operating while intoxicated. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and the Indiana State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

James Groover, 22, of the 2400 block of Dunkleberg Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Theresa Springmann to count one of an indictment charging him with arson of a credit union building. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Fire Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Trgovich.

 

Erik Holley, 25, of the 1300 block of McCullough Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Theresa Springmann to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Holley was previously convicted of possession of cocaine, narcotic drug, or methamphetamine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Ford Wayne Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Trgovich.

 

 

The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.