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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thomas L Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

South Bend Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison

For Being a Felon in Possession of One or More Stolen Firearms

SOUTH BEND – Charles D’Angelo Lockett, 23 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for being a felon in possession of one or more stolen firearms announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Lockett was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 18 months supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Charles Lockett was in Wabash County when he was driving and hit a parked car.  Lockett fled the scene of the accident, and police cars eventually caught up with him after a fifteen minute chase.  During the chase, Lockett was throwing items out of the vehicle, driving over 90 miles per hour, and drove through stop signs.  The car chase led to Lockett running away on foot, where police eventually detained him.  In the car, police found that Lockett had 2 firearms and miscellaneous drugs.

This case was investigated by ATF, North Manchester Police Department, Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Molly E. Donnelly.

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