For Immediate Release
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.