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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Indiana
Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 10, 2023

Greenfield Felon Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison After Breaking Into a Hancock County Home, Stealing 25 Firearms, and Selling Them

INDIANAPOLIS- William Campbell, 32, of Greenfield, Indiana, has been sentenced to 8 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon.

According to court documents, on February 8, 2021, Campbell and another individual broke into a Hancock County residence and stole 25 firearms. Campbell then sold the firearms to another individual. As of today, only 8 of the firearms have been recovered by law enforcement officers.

Campbell is prohibited from lawfully possessing any firearm due to his three previous felony convictions for theft and drug offenses.

Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Columbus Field Division made the announcement.

“Trafficking of stolen guns fuels the violence that devastates so many families,” said U.S. Attorney Myers. “Criminals like this defendant are part of the reason why so many firearms end up in the hands of dangerous criminals. The sentence imposed here demonstrates that those who violate our homes and endanger our neighbors will be held accountable.”

ATF investigated this case with valuable assistance provided by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Court Judge, Chief Tanya Walton Pratt. Judge Pratt also ordered that Campbell be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for 3 years following his release from federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant United States Attorney Abhi Kambli, how prosecuted this case.

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