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

December 13, 2013

DESK: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/

CELL: (219) 314-9993

 

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

WEEK IN REVIEW – HAMMOND

 

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

 

 

PLEAS:

 

  Ø   Brandon Jackson, 29, of Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

 

  Ø   Percy Spurlock, 59, of Gary, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior District Judge James Moody to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.  This charge was 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:

 

  Ø   Anthony Cerrillos, 45, of, East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior District Judge James Moody to 12 months imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release and restitution of $10,000.00 to Dean Foods after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to transport stolen goods that had a value in excess of $5,000.00.  According to documents filed in this case, in August of 2011, Cerrillos and his brother, Brian Cerrillos, stole a refrigerated milk trailer from a dairy distributor in Hammond, Indiana. They then traveled to Illinois and sold the milk at different convenience stores for a profit. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hammond Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.

 

 

  Ø   Miguel Herrera-Torres, 32, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being found in the United States after having been deported following a conviction for an aggravated felony crime and not having obtained express consent to reapply for admission to the United States.  Herrera-Torres will be subject to deportation upon release.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Armando Salinas.