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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Chicago Man Sentenced to 65 Months

For Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

FORT WAYNE – Julian Hall Hurnes, age 30, of Chicago, Illinois was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Hurnes was sentenced to 65 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on January 12, 2019, Hurnes was the driver of a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. Upon speaking with Hurnes, the officer noticed an odor of marijuana and asked Hurnes about it. Hurnes offered to allow the officer to search the vehicle. The officer located a handgun --which had an extended magazine loaded with 24 bullets-- under the driver’s seat. Hurnes had prior felony drug and residential burglary convictions.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah E. Nokes. 



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