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, IN 46802-3489
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton January 24, 2013 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770
FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN FORT WAYNE RETURNS INDICTMENTS
Fort Wayne, INCThe United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on January 23, 2013:
Dashawn Jones, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm on or about December 21, 2012. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Allen County Community Corrections. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
Julius Lawson, 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a three count Indictment with attempted robbery of a person having custody of mail matter, money or property of the United States; using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and interference with performance of duties of an employee of the United States all occurring on or about December 19, 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.
Scot Silvers, 47, of Angola, Indiana, is charged in a five count Indictment with using counterfeit access devices between on or about October 8, 2012, and October 11, 2012, fraud with identification documents on or about October 8, 2012, possessing device making equipment on or about October 31, 2012, making counterfeit obligation on or about October 31, 2012, and passing counterfeit obligations or securities on or about October 31, 2012. The Indictment also seeks for forfeiture of computer related items. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the Angola Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
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.