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

June 21, 2013                                                                                      DESK: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   CELL: (219) 314-9993

                                                                                                            mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

 

 

INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN HAMMOND FEDERAL COURT

 

 

                Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on June 21, 2013:

 

  Ø   Shamekka Thomas, 25, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with making a false material statement to a licensed firearms dealer with the intent of deceiving as to legality of purchase, knowingly making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer with respect to information required to be kept on record and aiding and abetting.  This charge was filed as the 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 Tom McGrath.

 

  Ø   Timothy Thomas, 29, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with making a false material statement to a licensed firearms dealer with the intent of deceiving as to legality of purchase, knowingly making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer with respect to information required to be kept on record and aiding and abetting.  This charge was filed as the 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 Tom McGrath.

 

 

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.