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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 92 Months in Prison

FORT WAYNE – William Watson, age 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady following his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Watson was sentenced to 92 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

According to documents presented in this case, on January 18, 2019, Mr. Watson possessed a firearm after previously being convicted of three prior felony convictions, all in Allen County Superior Court.  The three prior state felony offenses were as follows: November 2004 for dealing cocaine or narcotic drug; March 2009 for resisting law enforcement; and December 2015 for residential entry.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.

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