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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

South Bend Man Convicted Following 2-Day Jury Trial

SOUTH BEND – Nehemiah Felders, age 29, of South Bend, Indiana was convicted on a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr, presided over this two-day jury trial. 

According to evidence presented at trial, on November 2, 2017, Felders possessed a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense.  Felders was present in a house when officers from the Indiana State Police executed a search warrant for drugs.  A firearm was found near Felders and he confessed to the officers that the firearm belonged to him.  He stipulated that he had previously been convicted of a felony.

Mr. Felders’s sentencing is set for August 26, 2019. 

The case was investigated by the ATF and the Indiana State Police.   The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer. 


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