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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison

For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

FORT WAYNE – Billy Harris, age 38, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Harris was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in July of 2017, Mr. Harris possessed a firearm after twice being convicted of felony offenses. In 2012, Harris was convicted of resisting law enforcement and in 2015, he was convicted of invasion of privacy along with committing domestic battery in presence of a child less than 16 years of age. Both these convictions were in Allen Superior Court, Allen County, Indiana.

The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Indiana State Police. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.


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