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South Bend Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison

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

SOUTH BEND – Quintin Ferguson, 34 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to arson, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Ferguson was sentenced to 240 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in January of 2021, Ferguson intentionally set fire to an apartment unit in Granger, Indiana.  The fire spread from that unit to the rest of the building, affecting over a dozen apartments. Due to the rescue efforts of citizens and police and fire personnel, apartment residents escaped uninjured.  Ferguson was not only captured on video starting the fire, but the coordinates from the GPS monitor he was wearing at the time placed him at the scene of the fire.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire and Explosives with assistance from the Mishawaka Fire Department, the Mishawaka Police Department, and the South Bend Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Kimberly L. Schultz and Jerome W. McKeever.

Updated January 19, 2024