For Immediate Release
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.