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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Indictments Returned In Hammond Federal Court


Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on April 17, 2014:

Jeremiah Ellis, 28, and Ashley Patterson, 24, both of East Chicago, Indiana were charged with the bank robberies of the First Merchants Bank in East Chicago and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Chicago Police Department.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

DeCarlos Frazier, 30, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

Akeem Dillon, 28, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Chicago Police Department.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.

William D. Cantrell, 59, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was charged with internet stalking.This charge was filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Susan Collins.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Updated April 30, 2015