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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Michigan City Man Sentenced to 188 Months in Prison

For Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

SOUTH BEND – Joseph Antonio Williams, 29 years old, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and having possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Williams was sentenced to 188 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release.

According to documents in the case, a controlled buy was set up with Williams.  During the buy, Joseph Williams was caught selling 1.7 grams of cocaine.  After the buy, law enforcement saw Williams remove a screen from a window on the side of a house.  As it was suspected that Williams was breaking and entering into a residence, officers drove to the scene, where Williams fled on foot.  After a foot chase, police caught Williams and found a firearm in his pants pocket.

This case was investigated by ATF, Michigan City Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Luke N. Reilander.


Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated July 19, 2018