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 Hatton

August 17, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW HAMMOND

 

 

Hammond, Indiana - The United States Attorneys Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

 

 

PLEAS:

 

  Terry Carlisle, 55, of Mooresville, Indiana, pled guilty before Chief Judge Philip Simon to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Sentencing has been set for 11/29/12. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Gary Bell and David Nozick.

 

  Sergio Robles, 24, of Hammond, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Vargas et al., pled guilty before Judge Rudy Lozano to the felony offenses of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and marijuana. Sentencing has been set for 1/15/13. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); the National Gang Targeting, Enforcement & Coordination Center ( GangTECC); the National Gang Intelligence Center; the Chicago Police Department; the Griffith Police Department; the Hammond Police Department; the Highland Police Department; the Lake County, Indiana, HIDTA and the Houston, Texas Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick and Department of Justice Trial Attorney Joseph Cooley.

 

  Shawn Pitts, 41, formerly of East Chicago, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Rudy Lozano to the felony offense of mail fraud. Sentencing has been set for 12/4/12. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.

 

  Earkle Tyler, 36, of Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to the felony offense of distribution of crack cocaine. These charges were filed as a 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.

 

  Dewayne Hutton, 43, of, Merrillville, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Tyler et al., pled guilty before Senior Judge James Moody to the felony offense of distribution of crack cocaine. These charges were filed as a 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.

 

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.

 

DISPOSITIONS:

 

  Charles Montgomery, 39, of Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior Judge James Moody to 46 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of crack cocaine. Montgomery acknowledged in his plea agreement that he sold 28 grams or more of crack cocaine to an individual for $1600.00. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force and the Lake Station Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacqueline Jacobs.