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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
For Immediate Release
Clifford D. Johnson, United States Attorney
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Michigan City Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison

For Firearm Offense

SOUTH BEND – Colton Crawford, 33 years old, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Crawford was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in August 2020, Crawford was stopped by police.  During the stop, police discovered a handgun, magazines, and a holster, which DNA verified he possessed.  Crawford has a June 2015 felony conviction in LaPorte County Superior Court which prohibits him from possessing any firearm and/or ammunition. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Geovanny Martinez and Kimberly Schultz.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


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