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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Oseceola Man Sentenced To 102 Months Imprisonment

For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

SOUTH BEND - The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Jason Arthur Keltz, age 36, of Osceola, Indiana, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Keltz was sentenced to 102 months imprisonment followed by two (2) years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, on March 20, 2017, the St. Joseph County Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Keltz. Keltz exited the vehicle and ran from the officer. During the foot pursuit, Keltz pointed a firearm at the officer. Keltz continued to run away from the officer but was ultimately detained, at which time it was discovered that Keltz was wearing a bulletproof vest. Keltz has multiple prior felony convictions.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Joseph County Police Department, with assistance from the South Bend Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly E. Donnelly.

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