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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 18, 2022
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

Arkansas Man Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

For Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

HAMMOND – Eddie Tramel McCloud-Hughes, 31 years old, of Conway, Arkansas, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

McCloud-Hughes was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in the case, in August 2017, McCloud-Hughes sold a 9-millimeter firearm to law enforcement.  At the time of the sale, McCloud-Hughes had a prior felony conviction for Robbery in Lake County Superior Court, making him ineligible to possess a firearm or ammunition. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Indiana HIDTA Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


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