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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 5, 2015
David Capp
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Darrell L. Duncan Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Darrell L. Duncan, age 34, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced Wednesday, November 4, 2015, in federal court by Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. after his guilty plea of being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Duncan was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment and 3 years supervised release.


According to documents in the case, May 14, 2015, the United States Marshals Service along with Task Force Agents and other officers from the South Bend Police Department attempted to apprehend Duncan for outstanding warrants.   During the operation, Duncan tried to back into a police vehicle and fled on foot.  Officers located a .25 caliber firearm that was loaded with one round in the chamber and seven rounds of ammunition in the magazine that was dropped by Duncan during the pursuit.  Duncan also dropped a bag containing approximately 3.1 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 24.4 grams of marijuana and 21 oxycodone pills.  Also located in Duncan’s vehicle was a backpack containing 22 rounds of .25 caliber ammunition as well as 2.7 grams of marijuana and additional rock like substances.  Duncan’s criminal history qualifies under the armed career criminal act for enhanced sentencing.


This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in cooperation with the South Bend Police Department.  The case was handled by the Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.  




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