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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 19, 2014

Week In Review – Fort Wayne


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

PLEA

  • Maurice Watts, 36, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of knowingly and intentionally manufacturing marijuana. 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 Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Nathaniel C. Henson, and Tina L. Nommay.

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

  • Tyson Allen, 27, of Bluffton, Indiana was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant.  According to documents filed in this case, as evidenced on surveillance camera at the Wells County Jail, on June 5, 2013, Allen was the lookout while an assault took place.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Marshal’s Service and the Wells County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Charles Walker, Jr., 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of maintaining a drug-involved premise and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  According to documents filed in this case, several controlled purchases for narcotics were made from Walker.  On July 8, 2014, a State Search Warrant was executed on Walker’s residence, wherein a firearm and controlled substances were found.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Allen County Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.


Updated April 30, 2015