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

September 17, 2013                                                                            DESK: (219) 937-5603

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






South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictment on September 11, 2013:


Ψ  Tyrone Franklin, 34, of Michigan City, Indiana, was charged in a four count Indictment with two counts of felon in possession of a firearm and/or ammunition and two counts of felon in possession of one or more firearms.  These charges were 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 Frank E. Schaffer.



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.


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.