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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
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Indianapolis Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

For Firearm Offense

HAMMOND- Anthony Crenshaw, 26 years old, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Crenshaw was sentenced to 37 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on February 4, 2021, Crenshaw was a driver of a vehicle that was stuck in a snowbank at 7:15 am outside a White Castle in Hammond, Indiana. When officers arrived, Crenshaw appeared dazed and lethargic. As he stepped out of the vehicle, officers noticed a bulge, and Crenshaw produced a semi-automatic firearm from his sweatshirt pocket along with 26 rounds of ammunition in an extended magazine. Crenshaw’s criminal history revealed that he had a prior felony conviction for burglary resulting in bodily injury which prohibits him from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force and the Hammond Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.

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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