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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 23, 2017
David Capp
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Hammond Man Sentenced To 120 Months Imprisonment

HAMMOND- United States Attorney David A. Capp announced that Joshua Herman, 28, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced on February 22, 2017 by District Court Judge Rudy Lozano after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon.

Herman was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.

According to Court filings, on May 4, 2016, the Hammond Police Department was dispatched in regards to a shots fired call. Witnesses advised dispatch that the suspects were fleeing in a green vehicle. When officers came upon the vehicle, one of the individuals, later identified as Joshua Herman was observed passing a chain link fence and dropping an object into the grass. Officers searched the area and located a Jimenez Arms .380 caliber handgun. Herman had been previously convicted of Armed Robbery in Cook County Circuit Court on November 30, 2009.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department. This case was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney Armando Salinas.

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