For Immediate Release
South Bend Man Sentenced
For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm
SOUTH BEND - The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Tyrone Miller, age 31, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possessing a firearm by a convicted felon.
Miller was sentenced to eighty-seven (87) months imprisonment followed by two (2) years of supervised release.
According to documents in this case, a jury convicted Miller of felon in possession of a firearm on July 18, 2017. During the early morning hours of February 11, 2017, two police officers were dispatched to the scene of a car crashed into a pole at an intersection in South Bend. Mr. Miller was in the driver’s seat, alone and apparently uninjured. At the accident scene, one of the police officers began a pat-down. Midway during the pat-down—and before the officer was able to pat down the front waist of Mr. Miller—Mr. Miller struggled and tried to pull away from the officer. With the help of the second officer, Mr. Miller was immobilized and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, without his pat-down having been completed. Mr. Miller was then brought to the St. Joseph County Jail for booking. At the jail, when the officers opened the back door of the patrol vehicle in order to get Mr. Miller out of the vehicle, the officers found a handgun on the floor of the vehicle where Mr. Miller’s feet had been.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the South Bend Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke Reilander.