For Immediate Release
Gary Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison
HAMMOND- Milton Daniels, 35 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Daniels was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, on August 5, 2022, Daniels was arrested on an outstanding warrant. At the time of his arrest, Daniels possessed a loaded 9mm semi-automatic firearm. His criminal history revealed he had a prior felony conviction for residential entry and escape, and as such is prohibited from possessing the firearm in this case.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in coordination with Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force and the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Toth.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.