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

May 1, 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 May 1, 2013:

 

  Ø   Antonio Collins, 36, of Merrillville, Indiana, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

 

  Ø   Brian Washington, 26, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, two counts of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and two counts of dealing in firearms without a license.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

 

  Ø   Tony Bronson, 53, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography.  This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Michigan City Police Department.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.  

 

 

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.