South Bend Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison
For Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
SOUTH BEND – Michael Mason, 28 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Michael Mason was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, in September 2017, Mason possessed a firearm while he was in his car in South Bend. This vehicle was involved in a high speed chase following shots fired at a home from the car. The firearm was thrown from the vehicle and subsequently recovered along with a quantity of marijuana. Prior to September 24, 2017, Mason had been convicted of reckless homicide and intimidation, both crimes punishable by more than one year of imprisonment, making them felony offenses.
This case was investigated by ATF, Mishawaka Police Department, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.