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South Bend Man Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison

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

SOUTH BEND – James Allen, 34 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Allen was sentenced to 110 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, at the time of his arrest on outstanding warrants in January 2023, Allen was found to have possessed three firearms; a loaded handgun, a loaded revolver and an AR-style pistol with an extended magazine, along with heroin and methamphetamine. Allen has two prior felony convictions, either of which prohibit him from possessing the firearms in this case.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the United States Marshals Service, the Indiana State Police including the ISP Laboratory, the St. Joseph County Police Department, and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katelan McKenzie Doyle and Joseph P. Falvey.

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.

Updated June 11, 2024

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