For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 23, 2017
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes
Gun Store Burglary Defendants Sentenced
Chicago Field Division
SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Brian Keith Jennings, Jr, 19, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio following a guilty plea to 2 counts of theft of firearms from a licensed firearm dealer.
Jennings was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, followed by 2 years supervision and ordered to pay $50, 231.45 in restitution; for a portion of this restitution amount, Jennings is jointly liable with his co-defendants.
According to documents filed in this case, in May of 2016, a firing range and training facility in South Bend, Indiana, was burglarized and one firearm was stolen. Again, in June of 2016, the same facility was burglarized again and multiple firearms were stolen. During both incidents, a vehicle was driven into the front of the facility to smash the door open and provide a point of entry, through which multiple individuals entered the facility, stole firearms, and then re-entered the vehicle which drove away.
D’dre’a Bostic, 19, of South Bend, Indiana and Matthew Bishop, 19, of South Bend, Indiana were sentenced earlier this month each for a single count of theft of firearms from a licensed dealer. Bostic was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment, 2 years supervised release and ordered to pay $28,530.46 in restitution to be paid jointly with the other 2 co-defendants. Bishop was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment, 2 years supervised release and ordered to pay $28,530.46 in restitution to be paid jointly with the other 2 co-defendants.
This case was prosecuted as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Mishawaka Police Department; South Bend Police Department and St. Joseph County Police Department. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Kenneth M. Hays and Molly E. Donnelly.