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South Bend Man Sentenced to 222 Months in Prison

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

SOUTH BEND – Miles Wilbourn, 29 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to three counts of carjacking, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Wilbourn was sentenced to 222 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in August and September of 2019, Wilbourn and accomplices lured victims to South Bend apartment complexes on several different dates under false pretenses.  When the victims arrived, Wilbourn and his accomplices attacked and robbed them, stealing their cars, and wallets.  One of the victims was so severely beaten they had to be hospitalized.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.





Updated March 2, 2022

Violent Crime