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
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Hatton
www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993
WEEK IN REVIEW – FORT WAYNE
Fort Wayne, Indiana —The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:
Ø Troy Ditiway, 26, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey to the felony offense of possession of materials depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Magistrate Cosbey 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. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. No sentencing date has been set. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.
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.
Ø Leroy D Wilson, Jr, 37, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of distribution of more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The court’s sentence also included an order of forfeiture. The defendant was convicted in 2002 of criminal recklessness. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Agency. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.
Ø Walter J. Ridley, 32, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 12 months imprisonment (time served) and 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. According to documents filed in this case, Ridley was convicted for possession of Marijuana in 2008. In June of 2012, Ridley was found in possession of a PT140 .40 caliber handgun. 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 Lesley Miller-Lowery.