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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 18, 2014

Week In Review - South Bend


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

PLEAS

  • Demarcus Moran, 24, of South Bend, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. The magistrate 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Bend Police Department.  Sentencing has been set for 10/23/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.
  • Robert Alphonse Deschepper, III, 24, of Edwardsburg, Michigan pled guilty to the felony offense of lying to a licensed firearms dealer during the acquisition of firearms. The magistrate 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Sentencing has been set for 10/16/2014.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

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

  • Jack Marsh, 35, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment and 3 years Supervised Release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute crack.  According to documents filed in this case, Marsh knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of crack. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

 

Updated April 30, 2015