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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

Monticello Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jeffrey Sredl, 45, of Monticello, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to possessing unregistered firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Sredl was sentenced to 51 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Sredl manufactured multiple destructive devices that functioned as firearms, one of which accidentally discharged and injured a person. During the execution of a search warrant at Sredl’s home, law enforcement recovered a pipe bomb and five other firearms.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department and the White County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerome W. McKeever.

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 of Justice 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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