For Immediate Release
South Bend Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison
For Felon in Possession of a Firearm
SOUTH BEND – Antonio Smith, 30 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced to 63 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.
According to documents in the case, Smith bought a 9 millimeter firearm while he was on parole for battery resulting in serious bodily injury. In March of 2018, he grabbed and pushed his girlfriend, who reported the incident to police. Smith was later located by police in possession of the loaded 9 millimeter firearm. Smith has a history of violence towards women and of violating probation and protective orders.
This case was investigated by the ATF and the South Bend Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Molly E. Donnelly.