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East Chicago Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Possessing a Firearm as a Felon

HAMMOND-Prince McNeil, 24, of East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Moody to 70 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release following his guilty plea to possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.    

According to documents in the case, on August 26, 2019, in Hammond, Indiana, Prince McNeil crashed his vehicle while in possession of a .357 firearm with an extended magazine and laser sight.  The firearm was previously reported stolen.  McNeil has a prior felony conviction for carrying a handgun without a license, for which he was on probation at the time of the instant offense.         

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the ATF/HIDTA Task Force, the Hammond Police Department and the East Chicago Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Northern District of Indiana Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.

 

 

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Updated July 8, 2020

Topic
Firearms Offenses