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Merrillville Man Sentenced to 27 Months Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

HAMMOND - Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that Terry Kilburn, 34, of Merrillville, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen for being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Kilburn was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment followed by 2 years of supervised release.


According to documents in this case, on the morning of February 22, 2015 Merrillville Police responded to a dispatch regarding a male shooting a shotgun in the yard of a residence in Merrillville, Indiana. Police responded to the residence of Kilburn and recovered a sawed off shotgun -- measuring approximately 14.5 inches. Twenty four (24) shotgun shells and a few spent shells were recovered. When interviewed by law enforcement, Kilburn stated that he had purchased the firearm a week before the incident in the sawed off condition. Kilburn has a prior felony conviction for theft through Lake County, Indiana in 2013.


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Merrillville Police Department. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Dean R. Lanter.


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Updated May 25, 2017

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