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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Hatton December 16, 2013 DESK: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993
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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 December 16, 2013:
Brandon S. Keister, 21, of Russell, Kentucky, is charged in a single count Indictment with stealing a firearm from a Federal Firearms License person on or about September 10, 2012. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and the Kendallville Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Stephen M. Long, 28, of Auburn, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with bank robbery on or about November 18, 2013. This investigation is being conducted by the FBI Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force (NEIFBRTF), with assistance from the Anderson Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. The NEIFBRTF is comprised of FBI agents, and personnel from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, and 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 Lesley J. Miller Lowery.
Charles R. Seals, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Calvin L. Miller, 22, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Brandon D. Sizemore, 24, of Fort Wayne, Indiana were all charged in a four count Indictment respectively with armed bank robbery (all defendants), use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence (Seals (in two counts) and Miller), assault of a United States government employee (Seals and Miller), all occurring on or about December 5, 2013. This investigation is being conducted by the FBI Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force (NEIFBRTF) and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The NEIFBRTF is comprised of FBI agents, and personnel from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, and 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 Anthony W. Geller.
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.