Indianapolis Man Sentenced to 180 Months In Prison


FORT WAYNE- Derrick Smith Jr., 32, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced on June 18, 2021, before United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty, following his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.

Smith was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in the case, on December 12, 2020, Smith possessed a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony.  Smith was convicted in 2009 of Burglary in five separate cases in Fort Wayne.  Due to these previous convictions, Smith was determined to be an Armed Career Criminal. 

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This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacey R. Speith.


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