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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

May 11, 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:

 

 

Jovan Brookshire, 30, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced on 5/6/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to 180 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, the United States Marshal’s Service, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Warrants Officers, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

Rickey D. James, Jr., 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced on 5/6/10 by Judge Theresa Springmann to 30 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of an unauthorized firearm. James had been convicted of drug possession in 2006, and robbery in 2000. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Fort Wayne Fire Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

 

Michael Lamb, 48, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 5/6/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to counts 3 and 4 of an indictment charging him with possessing with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana and using a communication facility to facilitate a drug offense. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Gang Narcotics Enforcement Team, which is comprised of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department, and Indiana State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tina Nommay and Anthony Geller.

 

 

            Mark Bailey, 49, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced on 5/7/10 by Judge William Lee to 24 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to access device fraud. Bailey was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $44, 216.04. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.

 

Richard Schlatter, 32, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 5/10/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to being a felon in possession of a firearm, to wit; a Jennings Firearms Inc., Model J-22, .22 caliber handgun. Schlatter had previously been convicted of theft in 2001 and operating while intoxicated in 2005. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Indiana State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

 

Taiwan Johnson, 25, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, plead guilty on 5/10/10 before Judge Theresa Springmann to count 3 of the indictment charging him with possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, in the amount of five grams or more but less than fifty grams. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Fort Wayne Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

 

 

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.