For Immediate Release
Three Indicted in Fort Wayne
For Hobbs/Armed Robbery Related Offenses
FORT WAYNE, IN –Quran Waterford, 34, of Bloomington, Indiana, Gary McCaleb, 29, of Harvey, Illinois, and Mandell Strawter, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, were charged in a seven count Indictment returned by the Grand Jury arising out of the armed robberies of B&H Firearms and a T-Mobile Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana on December 5 and 13, 2018, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch, II.
The indictment alleges that between November 28 and December 13, 2018, the three conspired to commit Hobbs Act Robbery. The Indictment further alleges that on December 5 and 13, 2018, Waterford and McCaleb committed Hobbs Act robberies of B&H Firearms and a T-Mobile store in Fort Wayne. Waterford and McCaleb, in connection with these robberies, were also charged with using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to those crimes of violence. Finally, Waterford and McCaleb were charged with being convicted felons in possession of firearms.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.
If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.