United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Hammond South Bend Fort
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Hatton
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ FAX (219) 852-2770
INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN HAMMOND FEDERAL COURT
Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on August 1, 2012:
Ø Valon Dominique Tyson, 35, of Hammond, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Unted States Postal Inspection Service. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Postal inspection Service. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Houston.
Ø Rufus O. Williams, 31, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang Adiga.
The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.