SOUTH BEND-Tyshawn Williams, 26, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio following his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Williams was sentenced to 21 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.
According to documents filed in the case, in March of 2021, Williams was stopped with a 9-millimeter handgun and marijuana in his car. He then tried to run away from officers but was apprehended. Williams was on parole for a reckless homicide felony conviction when he committed this offense.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mishawaka Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerome McKeever.
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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