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

November 30, 2010                                                                             PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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




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


William Craig, III, 49, of the 400 block of E. 54th Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to 33 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. Craig was previously convicted of assaulting an employee of the United States Postal Service with a deadly weapon and of using a firearm in connection with a crime of violence in 1993. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Merrillville Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.