United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, Indiana  46320

Hammond                                                      South Bend                                           Fort Wayne

 
 

 


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September 6, 2013                                                                              DESK: (219) 937-5603

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WEEK IN REVIEW – HAMMOND

 

 

            Hammond, Indiana - The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

 

 

DISPOSITIONS:

 

  Ø   Allen Ray Evens, 25, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 27 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  According to documents filed in this case, Evens had a previous conviction for robbery and was on probation at the time of his arrest. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force and the Gary Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

 

  Ø   Michael Weatherford, 70, of Attica, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior District Judge James Moody to 108 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a stolen firearm. According to documents filed by the government in this case, Weatherford has six prior felony convictions including burglary, breaking and entering, distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Weatherford was arrested and charged after a confrontation with a conservation officer in a wooded area near Attica, Indiana. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

 

  Ø   Brandon Earl, 31, of Demotte, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Humphrey et al., was sentenced by Senior District Judge Rudy Lozano to 41 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.  According to documents filed in this case, Earl was charged along with eight others with participation in a heroin ring operating in the Newton County area. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jacqueline Jacobs and Jennifer Chang-Adiga.