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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 10, 2015
David Capp
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Isaiah M. Samelton Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Isaiah M. Samelton, 20, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced today, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Samelton was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on May 1, 2014, Samelton, a convicted felon, was caught possessing a semi-automatic pistol that was loaded and had a round in the chamber.  Samelton endangered the lives of police and citizen motorists when he fled from police going more than 100 mph and when he tossed the loaded gun from his car, which was recovered by police. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Indiana State Police, and the South Bend Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

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