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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 19, 2024
Clifford D. Johnson
, United States Attorney

South Bend Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Quintin Ferguson, 34, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to arson, announced U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Ferguson was sentenced to 240 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in January 2021, Ferguson intentionally set fire to an apartment unit in Granger, Indiana. The fire spread from that unit to the rest of the building, affecting over a dozen apartments. Due to the rescue efforts of citizens, police and fire personnel, apartment residents escaped uninjured. Ferguson was not only captured on video starting the fire, but the coordinates from the GPS monitor he was wearing at the time placed him at the scene of the fire.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from the Mishawaka Fire Department, the Mishawaka Police Department and the South Bend Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly L. Schultz and Jerome W. McKeever.


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