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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney

East Chicago Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison

HAMMOND-Prince McNeil, 24, of East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Moody to 70 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release following his guilty plea to possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.    

According to documents in the case, on August 26, 2019, in Hammond, Indiana, Prince McNeil crashed his vehicle while in possession of a .357 firearm with an extended magazine and laser sight.  The firearm was previously reported stolen.  McNeil has a prior felony conviction for carrying a handgun without a license, for which he was on probation at the time of the instant offense.         

This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the ATF/HIDTA Task Force, the Hammond Police Department and the East Chicago Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Northern District of Indiana Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.

Chicago Field Division