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Mishawaka, Indiana Man Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Felon in Possession

SOUTH BEND - Zachary Adams, age 34, of Mishawaka, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for felon in possession, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Mr. Adams was sentenced to 51 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in this case, Mr. Adams broke in a police officer’s home and stole numerous items, including a 9mm handgun. Five days later, Mr. Adams stole a car and drove to a South Bend business where he tried to commit fraud by using a false (or stolen) Florida driver’s license. Mr. Adams fought responding officers; however, the officers were able to subdue him. Officers found the stolen 9mm handgun in a shoulder holster under Mr. Adams’ shirt. Mr. Adams had been convicted of four felonies and five misdemeanors in the past.   

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.


Updated October 15, 2019

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