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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, July 12, 2023

Indiana Man Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison

FORT WAYNE –Bryshawn Terry, 31 years old, of Fort Wayne, IN, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Terry was sentenced to 66 months in prison to be followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in December 2022, law enforcement responded to a 911 call about a man with a handgun. When officers arrived, they located Terry who started walking away while tossing a 9mm handgun. In Terry’s vehicle, officers located a rifle with a bump stock and a 50-round drum. Terry had prior felony convictions for dealing cocaine and resisting law enforcement, and as such, is prohibited from possessing the firearms in this case.

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 R. 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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