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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 180 Months Imprisonment

For Being A Felon in Possession and Armed Career Criminal

FORT WAYNE – Tyrone M. Wright, 41, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann on his plea of guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. 

Wright was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on March 25, 2015, Wright possessed a firearm after prior felony offenses.  Wright was convicted of serious drug offenses or violent felonies in Allen County Superior Court on or about September 24, 2007, and January 3, 2001 and St. Joseph County Superior Court on February 10, 1994.  These three felonies qualify him for Armed Career Criminal status with a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Fort Wayne Police Department and FWPD Vice and Narcotics Division.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tina L. Nommay and David E. Hollar.

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