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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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 November 20, 2013:
Marvin L. Bennett, 37, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about October 21, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of a firearm and ammunition. 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 has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
Eddie L. Carlisle, 25, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about September 14, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of a firearm and ammunition. 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 has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
Preston R. Craig, 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a four count Indictment with possessing with intent to distribute cocaine on or about October 25, 2013, profit from maintaining a drug involved premises from on or about October 23, 2013, to on or about October 25, 2013, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on or about October 25, 2013, and being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about October 25, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of a firearm and ammunition. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
Bryant Davis, 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about October 21, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of firearms. 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 has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Robert D. Pearl, Jr., 40, of Marathon, Florida, is charged in a two count Indictment with access device fraud and aggravated identity theft from on or about October 2011, and continuing until on or about March 2012. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
Edward Williams, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a two count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about October 11, 2013 and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base “crack” on or about October 11, 2013. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of firearms, ammunition and magazine. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by 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.
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.