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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 180 Months In Prison

For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

 

FORT WAYNE – Abraham Stewart, 43 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann after pleading guilty being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Stewart was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on or about January 29, 2017, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were attempting to locate Stewart about another matter.  Stewart ran from officers, and after apprehending Stewart, officers located a loaded handgun in Stewart’s coat pocket. Stewart was in possession of a firearm despite having at least three felony convictions in Allen County Superior Court.  The felony convictions along with this offense qualified Mr. Stewart to be sentenced as an armed career criminal.         

This investigation was conducted by the ATF with the assistance of Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated March 28, 2019