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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Pierceton Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison

For Being A Felon in Possession of A Firearm

FORT WAYNE – Aaron Rhoades, 35 years old, of Pierceton, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.


Rhoades was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment followed by 1 year of supervised release.


According to documents in the case, in August 2017, Rhoades was in possession of a firearm after having a felony conviction of Robbery in Kosciusko County Circuit Court.  Rhoades was on bond for resisting law enforcement when he engaged in a high speed chase with police on a motorcycle before crashing.  Upon his arrest the firearm was found.      


This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the Ligonier City Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.

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