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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 October 21, 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 the following activity in Federal Court:

Michael J. Jackson, 37 of the 600 block of Edison St., South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to counts one and two of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. Jackson was previously convicted of residential entry in 2003. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Indiana State Police. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

 

Jeffrey Carpenter, 25, of the 900 block of S. Michigan Street, South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count three of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport 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 Donald Schmid.

 

Eddie Lee Wade, Jr., 30, of the 2000 block of Chapin St., South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 96 months imprisonment and 5 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 Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

Kenneth Ray Schacht, 38, of the 300 block of South White Street, San Pierre, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 92 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Indiana State Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.

 

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.