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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

South Bend, Indiana Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearms

SOUTH BEND - Darnell Williams, age 42, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for being a felon in possession of one or more firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Mr. Williams was sentenced to 44 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, Mr. Williams had been involved in selling controlled substances in January and February of 2016. His home was searched by narcotics agents on February 2, 2016 and they located several firearms in his home. Prior to possessing the firearms, Mr. Williams had been convicted of several felony drug offenses.

This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Gary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.


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