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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton October 5, 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:

Matthew Watson, 28, of the 400 block of N. 2nd Street, Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 156 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport 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 Donald Schmid.

 

Lawrence Davis, 22, of the 1500 block of North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 30 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. Davis was previously convicted of possession of cocaine. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Michigan City Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States AttorneyJohn Maciejczyk.

 

Damian Newhouse, 33, of the 200 block of E. Dubail Ave, South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count one of an indictment charging with possession of a sawed off shotgun. 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.

 

Richard Esparza, 34, of the 400 block of E. Oakside, South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to manufacture marijuana. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Indiana State Police. This case is being 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.