United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, Indiana  46601

Hammond                                                      South Bend                                           Fort Wayne

 
 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

June 15, 2012                                                                                      PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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

           

 

WEEK IN REVIEW – SOUTH BEND

 

 

                South Bend, Indiana -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that:

 

PLEAS:

 

  Ø   Timothy Johnson, 49, of Mishawaka, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of the bank robbery of First Source Bank in South Bend.  Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation.  Sentencing has been set for 9/20/12.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Bend Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

  Ø   Javon Thomas, 19, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime/crime of violence.  Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. Sentencing has been set for 9/17/12.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Bend Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

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:

 

  Ø   Jeffery O. Felix, 27, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 90 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Felix admitted in his plea agreement that he fled from police that were in pursuit and that during the pursuit he tossed a loaded .38 revolver out of the window, which was later recovered.  When taken into custody, Officers found 229 grams of marijuana, 19 ecstasy pills, 2 digital scales and $2,561 on his person.  Felix has a prior felony drug conviction and a conviction for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.  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.