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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Elkhart Man Sentenced To 120 Months For Possession Of A Stolen Firearm

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that James Johnson, 24, of Elkhart, Indiana was sentenced before Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for possession of a stolen firearm.

Johnson was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in this case, Johnson burglarized a firearms dealer in the St. Joseph County Area.  More than 10 firearms were stolen during that time.  On August 12, 2015, one of the firearms was recovered in Johnson’s home in Elkhart, Indiana.

This case was prosecuted as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

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Updated July 27, 2016