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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thomas L. Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Rome City Man Sentenced To 180 Months Imprisonment

For Being A Felon in Possession and Armed Career Criminal

FORT WAYNE – Jeremy Handshoe, 39, of Rome City, Indiana, was sentenced before Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann on his plea of guilty to 2 counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. 
Handshoe was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, on February 26, 2015 and April 1, 2015, Handshoe possessed a firearm after prior felony offenses.  Handshoe had been convicted of serious drug offenses or violent felonies in Noble County Superior Court on or about October 10, 1997, December 14, 1998 and May 17, 2007.  These three felony convictions qualified him for Armed Career Criminal status with a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.   
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Indiana State Police and the Rome City Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tina L. Nommay and David E. Hollar.
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