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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 21, 2020
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

South Bend, Indiana Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

For Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SOUTH BEND –Jeffrey Burnside, 32, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty upon his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

According to documents in this case, during the night of March 28-29, 2020, police evicted several individuals, including Burnside, from a hotel in Mishawaka. During the eviction process, police found methamphetamine as well as two handguns. Later that night, Burnside tried to book another hotel room, hid from police, and then ran from police. Officers caught Burnside and checked his hiding place, where they found a loaded handgun and half an ounce of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Mishawaka Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.


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