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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
Clifford D. Johnson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Bluffton Man Sentenced to 104 Months in Prison

For Firearm Offense

FORT WAYNE – Yancie Hunter, 34 years old, of Bluffton, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Hunter was sentenced to 104 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in May 2020, Hunter possessed a .380 caliber firearm after being convicted of three separate felony offenses for robbery in both Indiana and Kentucky. Hunter’s prior felony convictions prohibit him from possessing the firearm.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey Speith.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


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