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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Robbins, Illinois Man Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison

For Possessing a Firearm as a Felon.

HAMMOND- Royal Ward, 35, of Robbins, Illinois, was sentenced before District Court Judge Philip P. Simon following his plea of guilty to possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Ward received a sentence of 57 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.

According to documents filed in this case, on July 8, 2018, in Merrillville, Indiana, Ward was arrested in possession of a nine millimeter firearm. Ward was previously convicted of the felony offense of aggravated battery on a government official.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and Merrillville Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath.


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