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

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Chad Hunter

March 21, 2014

Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn

OFFICE: 219-937-5500

chad.hunter@usdoj.gov

CELL: 219-902-3452

                                   

WEEK IN REVIEW – FORT WAYNE

 

            PLEAS (before District Judge Roger B. Cosbey:)

 

Ø  Bryant Davis, 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The magistrate is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 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.  Sentencing has not been scheduled.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

 

Ø  Matthew Vanschoick, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of bank robbery. The magistrate is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

 

DISPOSITIONS (before District Judge Theresa L. Springmann:)

 

Ø  Brandon Betz, 33, of Bluffton, Indiana was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant.  According to documents filed in this case, Betz along with several others assaulted a fellow inmate in Wells County jail.  The motive for the attack was retaliation against an inmate who was perceived as a “snitch” and a cooperator with law enforcement. Betz, along with several others, threatened the assaulted inmate with further attacks should that perceived cooperation continue.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.