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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, IN 46320

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

November 16, 2010                                                                            PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

ACTIVITY IN FEDERAL COURT - HAMMOND

 

 

 

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

 

Teron Bussell, 30, of the 800 block of Huehn Street, Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior Judge James Moody to 135 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with drug trafficking (crack cocaine). This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.

 

Turnley Horton, 27, of the 5300 block of Connecticut Street, Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to 27 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to counts three and four of an indictment charging him with making false statements in the purchase of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Susan Collins.

 

Kennon Tucker, 28, of the 4200 block of W. 20th Place Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to 57 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Tucker was previously convicted of felony criminal recklessness in 2008. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

Froylan Sotelo-Diaz, 36, of 100 block of Victor Dr. Hobart, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 24 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration HIDTA Task Force. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang Adiga.

 

Horace Patterson, 34, of the 4500 block of Jackson Street, Gary, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.

 

Lajuan Reynolds, 37, of the 2600 block of Polk Place, Gary, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge Rudy Lozano to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Reynolds has a prior felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force, and the Gary Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean Lanter.

 

Kevin Greene, 29, of the 1000 block of Reese Avenue, Whiting, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to count three of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Greene has a prior felony conviction for resisting law enforcement in 2008. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

 

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.