Gary Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison
HAMMOND- Marlon Phillips, 29 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge James T. Moody after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Phillips was sentenced to 46 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, on July 1, 2021, while at a gas station in Gary, Indiana, Phillips possessed a loaded AK pistol style firearm. Phillips’ criminal history revealed he has prior Indiana felony convictions for robbery and resisting law enforcement, and as such is prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Gang Response Investigative Team and the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin F. Wolff.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.