United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse

1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne

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FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN FORT WAYNE RETURNS INDICTMENTS

Fort Wayne, Indiana - The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on August 28, 2013:
Damion Alexander, 19, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer on or about July 23, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of firearms and ammunition. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
Joshua Mackin, 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about August 2, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of a firearm, magazine and live rounds. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
Raul Resendiz, 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about July 21, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of firearms. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Trevor Rodriguez, 22, and Hayley VanDurmen, 20, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana, are charged in an eight count Indictment respectively. Both defendants are charged with knowingly selling a firearm to a convicted felon and aiding and abetting on or about April 26, 2013. In addition, Rodriguez is also charged with distribution of marijuana on or about May 24, 2013, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on or about May 24, 2013,
knowingly selling a firearm to a convicted felon on or about June 25, 2013, July 1, 2013, July
15, 2013 and July 30, 2013, and maintaining a drug involved premise. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
Dontae Travier, 29, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Cameron Patterson, 28 of Fort Wayne, Indiana, are charged in a single count Indictment with armed bank robbery and aiding abetting on or about May 29, 2013. The investigation of this bank robbery is being conducted by the Ossian Police Department, the FBI Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force, and the FBI Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force. Both task forces are comprised of FBI agents and officers from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department, and Fort Wayne Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is also part of the Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.
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.