United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
July 8, 2010 PHONE: (219) 937-5500
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND
Hammond, Indiana—The United States Attorney's Office announced the following activity in federal court:
Ricky Stokes, 24 (6/17/86), Clinton Davis III, 23 (9/25/86), Tommy Tyner, 27 (4/18/83), and Isaiah Chase, 19 (4/1/91), all of Hammond, Indiana, were charged by indictment with one count of possession with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; one count of attempt to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; one count of robbery, in that the defendants did plan to take cocaine from individuals they believed to be engaged in narcotics trafficking; one count of attempted robbery, in that the defendants did attempt to take cocaine from individuals they believed to be engaged in narcotics trafficking; and two counts of being felons in possession of firearms. Stokes, Davis and Tyner were each charged with one additional count of being a felon in possession of firearms. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.
Jeffrey Taylor, 41 (2/18/69), of Logansport, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior Judge James Moody to 120 months imprisonment and 15 years of supervised release after being found guilty at trial in July, 2008, of using a computer for coercion or enticement of a minor female. This case was investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Philip Benson.
The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
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.