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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 10, 2014
David Capp
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mary Hatton

Gary Man Sentenced to 120 Years for Firearm Felony

Raynell Vaxter, 53, of Gary, Indiana was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip P. Simon to 120 months imprisonment with 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  According to documents filed in this case, in April 2011, Gary Police responded to a disturbance involving an unwanted male in possession of a firearm.  Local law enforcement determined that the man was Vaxter who was threatening and harassing an ex-girlfriend located at the address. Vaxter was arrested later while also being suspected of vehicular arson behind the same location.  While the vehicle Vaxter was using was searched, officers recovered an AMT .380 caliber pistol that was later determined to have been reported stolen.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kolar.



Columbus Field Division