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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 28, 2014
David Capp
, United States Attorney
Contact: Chad Hunter or Mary Hatton

Week in Review – Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana —The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court: Derek Davenport, 28, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to a total of 90 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking offense and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His thirty (30) month concurrent sentence on his drugs convictions will be followed by a consecutive sixty (60) month term of imprisonment a firearm conviction. According to documents filed in this case, in 2010 and 2011, Davenport on several occasions possessed drugs (marijuana) with the intent to distribute them. Davenport carried a firearm during the transactions and while a felon possessed additional firearms. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller. Rickey James, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to documents filed in this case, James owned a sniper suit, .22 caliber ammunition and hand grenades. James was previously convicted for possession of a handgun without a license. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

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