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Gary Man Sentenced to 174 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number and Stolen Firearm

HAMMOND- Michael Terrance Henderson, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of a stolen firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

Henderson was sentenced to 174 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on April 26, 2018, the Gary, Indiana Police Department responded to a disturbance at a Gary residence in which Henderson was alleged to have threatened to kill another person in the home with a firearm.  During the disturbance, Henderson was wearing a bullet-proof vest and possessed a semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number and an extended thirty-round magazine, in addition to possessing another firearm that he had stolen from someone in the home.  Henderson has six prior felony convictions, including three prior convictions for robbery and prior convictions for escape, intimidation, and theft. 

This case was investigated by the ATF/HIDTA Task Force and the Gary, Indiana Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Nicholas J. Padilla and Thomas M. McGrath.

Updated May 9, 2019

Firearms Offenses