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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 5, 2014

Week In Review – Fort Wayne


           Fort Wayne, Indiana — The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

PLEA

  • Ashley Taylor, 26, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty to a felony Information (filed on November 19, 2014) which charged her with theft or receipt of stolen mail. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation.  This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Allen County Police Department.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tina L. Nommay and Nathaniel C. Henson.
  • James Thomas, 67, of Dayton, Ohio pled guilty to the felony offense of knowingly or intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department, Allen County Drug Task Force and the New Haven Police Department.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

DISPOSITIONS

  • Brenton Ennis, 20, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced to 166 months imprisonment, 2 years supervised release, a $100 special assessment and ordered to pay $23,672.14 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of committing a “Hobbs Act” robbery (i.e. a robbery that affects interstate commerce), and using of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  According to documents filed in this case, on November 13, 2012, Ennis, and a  codefendant, committed an armed robbery of a federally-licensed firearms dealer.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department and the New Haven Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
Updated April 30, 2015