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

 
 

 


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May 10, 2013                                                                                      DESK: (219) 937-5603

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WEEK IN REVIEW – FORT WAYNE

 

 

                Fort Wayne, Indiana—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

 

PLEAS:

 

Ø  James Dodson, 28, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offense of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

Ø  Luther Vanhoosier, 54, of Redkey, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jay County Sheriff’s Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

 

Ø  Craig Whigum, 19, and Brenton Ennis, 19, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offenses of robbery of firearms and money and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.  Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty pleas.  Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Police Department and the New Haven Police Department.  These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

Ø  Evangelos Doublas, 33, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. 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 Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pulaski County, Missouri Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  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.

 

 

DISPOSITION:

 

Ø  Danny Villarreal, 28, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Theresa Springmann to 70 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Service-Office of the Inspector General and the Allen County Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.