For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
, United States Attorney
Clifford D. Johnson
Contact: Ryan Holmes
Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 97 Months Imprisonment
Chicago Field Division
FORT WAYNE – Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Clifford D. Johnson, announces that Japheth Sims, age 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Theresa Springmann on his plea of guilty to the crime of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Sims was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release.
According to documents filed in this case, August 19, 2016, Sims possessed a firearm after having been convicted of felony Possession of Cocaine.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service and was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.