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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton June 18, 2010                                                                                     PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - SOUTH BEND

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced:

Gregory Eller, DOB 12/28/1979, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced on 6/10/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 73 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after being found guilty at trial of manufacture of marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. This case was investigated by the Indiana State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Kevin Bowen, DOB 1/27/1973, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced on 6/14/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 120 months imprisonment a 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to bank robbery by force or violence. Bowen admitted in his plea agreement that he went into the Bank of America institution located on Ireland Road in South Bend, Indiana. He also had in his possession a note demanding money which he handed to a teller. The note implied that he had a firearm. The teller complied with this request. Bowen was ordered to pay $4,510.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Tyler Eichorst, DOB 12/15/1980, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced on 6/15/10 by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. 42 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to furnishing false written statements to a licensed firearms dealer in an attempt to make an illegal purchase. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives Project Disarm Task Force, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

Lawrence Davis, Jr., DOB 11/26/1988, of Chicago, Illinois, plead guilty on 6/17/10 before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, to wit: a .25 caliber, Ravens Arms, model MP-25, semi-automatic pistol loaded with 6 live .25 magnum Remington cartridges. Davis was previously convicted of possession of cocaine in LaPorte County, Indiana. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

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.