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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

Logansport Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison

For Gun Offense

SOUTH BEND – Bruce Johnson, 61 years old, of Logansport, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Johnson was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, while Johnson was on parole, a compliance check resulted in the recovery of a firearm and methamphetamine from his residence. Johnson’s criminal history revealed that he is a convicted felon, and as such, is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Indiana State Parole and the Logansport Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

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.

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