For Immediate Release
South Bend Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison
For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm
SOUTH BEND – Anthony Braylock, 35 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Braylock was sentenced to 40 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, in January 2018, Braylock sold a handgun to another person while at his house in South Bend, Indiana. Previously, in 2008, Braylock was convicted federally of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Braylock committed the present offense less than 6 months after being released from custody in his prior federal case.
This case was part of our Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. The program brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime. Learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods.
This case was investigated by the ATF with assistance from the St. Joseph County Drug Investigation Unit and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel Gabrielse.