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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 20, 2015
David Capp
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Schickell Best Sentenced to 51 Months Imprisonment

For Felon in Possession of a Firearm

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced today that Schickell Best, 27, of Gary, Indiana was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release by District Court Judge James Moody after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to documents filed in this case, on September 28, 2013, Best was arrested by law enforcement at a bar in Gary, Indiana after being observed standing outside the bar as it was closing in possession of a loaded Norinco model SKS semi-automatic rifle. Best had prior felony convictions including one for Battery on Law Enforcement.

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


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