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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
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

South Bend Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Tyshawn Kellogg, 29, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Kellogg was sentenced to 87 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in January of 2023 Kellogg led police officers on a high-speed chase that ended when Kellogg crashed his car into a fence. Kellogg ran from the car, leaving behind a handgun, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and other controlled substances. Kellogg had previously been convicted of felony offenses and, as such, was prohibited from possessing the firearm in this case.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the South Bend Police Department, Indiana State Police, and St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelan McKenzie Doyle.

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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